Bad News After Bad News: Kannada TV Actor Commits Suicide, Jagdeep Passes Away

Salena Harshini |Jul 09, 2020

While Kannada actor Susheel Gowda was found lifeless recently due to suicide, Bollywood seasoned actor Jagdeep passed away due to health problems.

The movie industry has been receiving back to back bad news these days and unfortunately, more grieving reports have come round this time. In the span of two days, two actors have passed away: Kannada actor Susheel Gowda and veteran Bollywood star Jagdeep.

Susheel Gowda

Susheel Gowda who was a popular name of Kannada television was found lifeless in his native area Mandya due to suicide.

For the unversed, the actor was also working as a gym instructor in Bengaluru. Since the nationwide lockdown, the actor was staying at his residence in VV Nagara, Mandya in the past three months.

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Susheel Gowda was an actor and a fitness trainer

However, Susheel Gowda reportedly came to his friend’s house on Tuesday in Mandya’s Induvalu village and hanged himself there. The case has been reported and registered to the rural police station in Mandya and police is investigating the reason that led to his demise.

The news shocked the entire industry as he was eagerly looking forward to his new film to be released. In this movie named Salaga, he played a major role opposite Duniya Vijay and this is the part that he expected to be his breakthrough on the big screen.

He was supposed to have a big break with his new film project

Susheel Gowda, who was 30 years old, is best known for his part in the Kannada series and soap operas like Anthapura. He was at the start of his venture into the movie industry.

The demise of Susheel follows hard of the untimely passing of actor Chiranjeevi Sarja who departed this life due to a cardiac arrest in early June.


Seasoned Bollywood actor Jagdeep whose mischievous eyes and pan-stained grin as Sholay’s Soorma Bhopali made him famous with generations, passed away at his residence on Wednesday. The actor was 81 years old.

Jagdeep is a veteran Bollywood actor who left a bright impression on everyone

Producer Mehmood Ali who is also Jagdeep's family friend said that his health was not well. He said,

“He passed away at 8.30 p.m. at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well because of age related issues.”

He also added that the actor will be laid to rest at a south Mumbai based cemetery at about 11.30 pm on Thursday.

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From his young days till the day he passed away, Jagdeep is appreciated with his manner and talent

Jagdeep, real name was Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, began his cinema journey with the 1951 movie Afsana which was also the debut movie of director B.R. Chopra. He had a difficult childhood where his mother tried her best raising him up working as a cook at an orphanage.

Despite being pigeonholed in comedy roles, he knew how to make the audience smile via his portrayal in various movies. From mainstream B-town films like Sholay, horror movie Purana Madir of Ramsay Brothers to famous comedy Andaz Apna Apna in which he was Salman Khan’s on-screen father, he received many lauding comments and credit.

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Ajay Devgn along with other famous names have paid tribute to the actor on their social media

Bollywood actors like Ajay Devgn, Ayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranveer Singh, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, along with filmmaker Hansal Mehta shared their condolences towards the amazing artiste who made everybody laugh with his parts.

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