Guwahati: Weeks after the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput, his family has issued an emotional statement. They have decided to honor his memory and legacy by setting up a Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talent in areas which were close to the actor’s heart, cinema, science, and sports.
Rajput’s childhood home in Rajiv Nagar Patna will also be turned into a memorial with his personal memorabilia including his books, flight simulator, telescope, etc. The family even intends to maintain the actor’s social media handles as a legacy to keep his memories alive.
The statement read, “The world’s Sushant Singh Rajput was simply Gulshan to us. He was free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright. He was curious about just everything. He dreamed without restraints, and chased those dreams with the heart of a lion. He smiled generously. He was the pride and inspiration of the family. His telescope was his most prized possession, through which he fondly gazed at the stars.
We can’t bring ourselves to accept that we wouldn’t get to hear his easy laughs anymore. That we wouldn’t see his sparkling eyes again. That we wouldn’t hear his endless rants about science again. His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled.
He truly loved and cherished every single one of his fans. We thank you all for showering our Gulshan with so much love
To honour his memory and legacy, the family has decided to set up Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) to support young talents in areas close to his heart — cinema, science and sports.
His childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna will be turned into a memorial. We will put his personal memorabilia and belongings there, that include thousands of books, his telescope, flight-simulator etc, for his fans and admirers. From now on, we intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page as legacy accounts to keep his memories alive.
We once again thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.”
The actors last film Dil Bechara is set to release on July 24 in Disney+ Hotstar. To honor the legacy of the versatile actor, Disney+ Hotstar is making the film accessible to even non-subscribers. Dil Bechara also marks the directorial debut of Rajput’s industry companion Mukesh Chhabra who is a casting director as well. It is the official redo of 2014 Hollywood’s The Fault in Our Stars. The movie will see Rajput as the protagonist alongside debutante Sanjana Sanghi, and a cameo by Saif Ali Khan.