Kannada star Chiranjeevi Sarja died at a hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday at the age of 39. He died due to cardiac arrest. It is said the actor complained of restlessness following which he was rushed to a private hospital where he died.
On June 6, Chiranjeevi complained of chest pain and breathlessness. On Sunday, he was brought to the city’s Apollo Specialty at around 3.30 pm in an unresponsive state. Attempts to revive him failed and he has declared brought dead by the doctors.
The last rites of the Sandalwood actor will be held at a farmhouse in Madhugiri, Tumkur, at 11 am on Monday. He was nephew of Arjun and husband of actress Meghna Raj.
Chiranjeevi Sarja made his acting debut from the movie ‘Vayuputra’ in 2009. He went on to act in more than 20 movies. He is also the nephew of South Indian star Arjun Sraja, and brother of action prince Dhruva Sarja.
Chiranjeevi Sarja starred in many movies like ‘Chirru’, ‘Chandralekha’, ‘Aatagara’, ‘Bharjari’, ‘Seizer’, ‘Amma I Love You’, ‘Sinnga’, and other movies. He was last featured in the film titled ‘Shivarjuna’. He was gearing for his next movies.
Mourning his death, south star Allu Sirish wrote on Twitter: “Shocked at the sudden demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. He’s just 39 years old. My condolences to the Sarja family. Rest in peace, Chiru.”
“Extremely sad to hear the demise of talented actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, a dear friend who was very close to our family,” Sumalatha Ambareesh posted.
“Chiranjeevi Sarja…RIP Well known actor of our sandalwood industry. We have lost him today…. ” Swetha Changappa wrote.
Rashmika Mandanna said: “This breaks my heart.. Like really.. This news breaks my heart. This is too early. Rest in peace @chirusarja .. I am out of words.”
Priyamani posted: “Shocked to hear about #chiranjeevisarja ‘s demise!!! Can never forget his smiling face.my deepest condolences to the whole family !!”
Pranitha wrote: “Shocked beyond words to hear of Chiru’s untimely demise. My hands shiver as I type this..He was an amazing costar and a wonderful human being Life is unfair! I pray to the Gods to give meghana and his family and friends strength.”