By IT Correspondent
Mumbai, June 28:
Bollywood actor late Sushant Singh Rajput’s childhood house at Rajeev Nagar in Patna, Bihar will be turned into a memorial and will house his most prized possessions, including the telescope he cherished, his family said in a statement released here.
The foundation will be set up in his memory to support aspiring talents in the fields of cinema, sports and science, three subjects that were extremely close to Sushant's heart, said the statement. The actor died by suicide on 14 June at his residence at Bandra in North West Mumbai.
Sushant Singh Rajput was simply “Gulshan”(meaning garden) 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 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."
Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai residence on 14 June. After performing his last rites at the crematorium at Vile Parle West in North West Mumbai, his ashes were immersed in river Ganga in Patna on 18 June.
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