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Actor Asif Basra, 53 found dead in Himachal Pradesh residence

Actor Asif Basra

Asif Basra had hung himself , however authorities have not found a suicide note and are investigating the death.

The actor was 53 years old

Himachal Pradesh:  In the early hours of Thursday Asif Basra was found dead in his residence at McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh. The actor was 53 years old and was known for roles in Jab We Met, Patal Lok, and Hollywood Production “Outsourced

Vimukt Ranjan, SP Dharamshala stated that Asif Basra committed suicide in the morning, though they are yet to find a suicide note. The body has been sent for post-mortem. The actor was alone at the residence and apparently used it as a get-away spot.

Asif Basra’s colleagues in Bollywood and other celebrities shared their condolences on social media.

“I am stunned by the news. I don’t know the full facts. He was such a jovial person on sets. In fact, we used to envy his life because he would stay in the hills and come to Mumbai only to shoot. He was not only a fine actor but more importantly, a beautiful person. It feels like a personal loss.” said Sachin Krisn, the director of Basra’s last project Hostages Season 2

“My sincere condolences and prayers with the family and loved ones. RIP Asif Basra”, said Anushka Sharma. Director Rajkumar Rao tweeted “#AsifBasra Broken heart Rest in Peace sir”

Vicky Kaushal posted this picture on his Instagram expressing his condolences and sharing a heart warming moment he shared with the actor

Actor, Manoj Bajpayee who recently worked with Basra stated the news was “too shocking

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Asif Basra has worked in multiple films and web series along with a prominent career in Hindi, Urdu, and English theatre. He was most recently seen in Hotstar’s “Hostages Season 2”. Basra was a very versatile actor having performed in light-hearted roles like Jab We Met and more grim roles in Parzania and Black Friday. Asif Basra is the second Bollywood star who we lost to suicide this year, after Asif’s Kai Po Che co-star infamously committed suicide mid-2020

Bollywood lost two versatile actors this lockdown to suicide, Sushant Singh Rajput (Right) and Asif Basra

We have listed links to a few of his works along with Suicide prevention helplines below

Asif Basra’s works:

Black Friday(2004)

Jab We Met(2007)

Kai Po Che(2013)

Sanwar Gayi Hain Taqdeerein  

Paatal Lok

Suicide Prevention NGO’s -from The Indian Express

Lifeline Foundation – +91 33 24637401, +91 33 24637432

Address – 17/1A Alipore Road

Sarat Bose Road 700 027

Kolkata

Sumaitri – 011-23389090

E-mail- [email protected]

Address – Sumaitri

Aradhana Hostel Complex

No. 1 Bhagwan Das Lane

Bhagwan Das Road

New Delhi

Nagpur Suicide Prevention Helpline – 8888817666

The Samaritans Mumbai – 022 6464 3267, 022 6565 3267, 022 6565 3247

Address – B-3, Trisandhya

Behind Ambika Sarees

Dadasaheb Phalke Road

Dadar (E) 400014

Mumbai

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