Actor Sidharth Shukla passes away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 40text_fields
Mumbai: The Indian showbiz industry woke up to the shocking news of actor Sidharth Shukla's death on Thursday. The actor passed away in Mumbai's Cooper Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack in the morning. He was 40 years old.
Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. But the actor is best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu. He also went on to become the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.
Many celebrities, colleagues and friends of Sidharth took to social media to pay their tribute to the young actor.
Director Hansal Mehta pointed out how young he was and tweeted: "No age to have a heart attack. No age to go. This is extremely sad and disturbing. Hope this time for sadness, reflection and mourning does not get converted into a Tamasha by some idiots."
Actor and comedian Sunil Grover tweeted: "Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.".
Actor R. Madhavan wrote: "Heartbreaking and tragic. Rest In Peace brother. Just don't have words to express my anguish."
Actor Aftab Shivdasani tweeted: "Extremely sad and shocking news of the passing of #SiddharthShukla, life is so so fragile. My deepest condolences to his family in this heartbreaking time. Prayers for his soul. Om Shanti."
Actor Kushal Tandon uploaded a picture with Sidharth and tweeted: "Sad, shocking, May God gives strength to his mother, sister and family, RIP brother fly away into the different world peacefully Om Shanti."
Actress Koena Mitra said: "Deeply saddened! @sidharth_shukla,We met for just 14 days, we fought a lot and parted ways. Never spoke again. Your sudden demise has taught me unconditional forgiveness! I forgive everyone & seek forgiveness from whoever I may have disappointed. RIP Sid. #SiddharthShukla"