Rest In Peace, Sushant Singh Rajput

A few hours ago, I got to know that Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the most promising actors in Bollywood had committed suicide. He was believed to be severely depressed. This news comes hot on the heels of his ex-manager’s death, also by suicide. 2020 is turning out be to an absolute nightmare. When is it going to end? Will it ever end? The slew of bad news that this year keeps throwing at us.

I hope he’s in a better place. But he has left an entire nation in sorrow. I still can’t believe that he is no more. The first time I heard about the news of his passing, I was shell-shocked. Even now, I am struggling to come to terms with it. Yet another beautiful soul, lost to the clutches of depression. May his soul rest in peace. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. May they have the strength to cope up with this terrible loss.

Mental health remains to be a topic that evokes much stigma and judgment, especially in India. But the truth is that mental well-being is as important as, or maybe even more important than physical well-being. We never truly know what goes on inside another person’s head. We may never know the demons and internal conflicts that they have to face every day. Depression is not something that you can just snap out of. It’s not something that can be overcome easily. Compassion, support, and care are what such victims require. Judging them and alienating them is not the way to handle them. It’s high time we recognize depression for the silent killer that it is.

Oh Depression, you terrible, horrible affliction, how many more lives will you consume?

Open letter #1: Don’t let go

© 2020 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved.

80 thoughts on “Rest In Peace, Sushant Singh Rajput

  1. It really came out as a shocker! I am still trying to digest it. Each day a new story, ready to shake us to our core. I don’t know what all we will loose if at all we come out from this catastrophe.

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  2. It’s time we don’t ignore signs that our loved ones are giving us. It’s time we start asking people how are you not because it’s a formality but to actually know how they actually are 🙂

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  3. A story of sadness – people often have no idea or don’t wish to hear – mental health issues ‘anxiety and depression’ need to be addressed in the medical field. Often people are ashamed to ask for assistance. Worldwide sadness – year 2020.

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  4. A great tribute from you Shweta for an upcoming actor and he was so good in all his movies. I really loved his acting as Dhoni but who knows his life had to end like this. Depression is a killer and take any soul whether young or old. Rest in Peace, Sushant.

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    1. He was extremely brilliant. It’s a tremendous loss. Yes, depression does not discriminate. Unfortunately, people who are laughing on the outside might be facing so many struggles internally. We’ll never know what goes on inside somebody’s head. His acting as Dhoni was exceptional indeed. May his soul rest in peace.

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      1. Yes I just read in the paper this morning about his intelligence but that was his karma, Shweta no one can interfere in anyone’s karma. He had come for only this much time in this birth. So we need to remember him with his lovely acting in all his movies.

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  5. A couple of things about mental issues are that one, unlike a physical problem it can’t be seen by others; and two, therefore, it’s very difficult to make someone else understand what is one is going through.

    Very often, for such people, the only ones who can understand their problem is the person himself or herself. It’s a trauma no one can understand. And that’s what makes it all the more challenging for others who want to help such people.

    Like you said, the only consolation is that Sushant is at peace.

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    1. Well put, sir. Yes, it’s an internal conflict which leaves no signs on the outside. That makes it even more difficult to handle. Thank you so much for reading. I’m so sorry for the delayed response. Your comment was mistakenly sent to the spam folder!

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  6. You have written very well.
    It’s really hard to believe that he is gone and a person with ever-smiling face was in so much pain from inside. It breaks my heart.

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