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Chirranjeevi Sarja (1980-2020): Rashmika, Prithviraj and others mourn demise of Kannada actor

Chiranjeevi Sarja dead: Chirranjeevi made his silver screen debut in 2009 with Kannada film Vayuputra. He went on to act in over 20 movies. The actor was last seen in Shivarjuna.

By: Entertainment Desk | Chennai | Updated: June 7, 2020 10:29:43 pm
Chirranjeevi Sarja Chirranjeevi Sarja was 39.

Kannada actor Chirranjeevi Sarja passed away on Sunday in Bengaluru following a heart attack. He was 39.

“The family members who wheeled him into the hospital said the patient had suffered convulsions on Saturday and they had consulted a doctor. However, it worsened and he suffered breathlessness in his sleep Saturday night. He was brought in an unresponsive state to the hospital at 2:18 p.m. All efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was declared dead,” Dr. G. Govindaiah Yateesh, unit head, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar, told The Hindu.

Chirranjeevi made his silver screen debut in 2009 with Vayuputra. He went on to act in over 20 films. The actor was last seen in Shivarjuna.

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Celebrities down south took to social media to mourn the demise of young actor Chirranjeevi Sarja.

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The who's who of south Indian film industry pay tribute to Chirranjeevi Sarja.

22:29 (IST)07 Jun 2020
'Absolutely devastated to hear about the sudden demise of Chiranjeevi Sarja'

Prithviraj Sukumaran tweeted, "Absolutely devastated to hear about the sudden demise of Chiranjeevi Sarja. I pray Meghna and the whole family finds strength to tide through this shock and sorrow."

21:37 (IST)07 Jun 2020
'Rest in peace, my brother'

Manchu Manoj shared on Twitter, "Deeply shocked and saddened to know that one of my dearest friend, Kannada actor #ChiranjeeviSarja is no more. He is one of the most talented actor and a great human being. Strength to the beloved family. Rest in peace my Brother! You left us too soon. #RIP #RIPChiranjeeviSarja"

21:18 (IST)07 Jun 2020
'God has been very unkind'

Kona Venkat posted on Twitter, "I’m shocked to know that Kannada hero Chiranjeevi Sarja is no more.. God has been very unkind.. My heartfelt condolences to his brother @DhruvaSarja & the entire family. May his kind soul rest in peace."

20:59 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Kasturi Shankar reveals Chirranjeevi Sarja's wife is in the family way

"What what!!?? What??? Shocked beyond words. How can someone like #ChiranjeeviSarja die? Just like that? 39 goddammit! Meghana is expecting...this is just so terrible," Kasturi Shankar said via Twitter.

20:43 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Upendra on Chirranjeevi Sarja
20:25 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Nikki Galrani shares a heartfelt post for Chirranjeevi Sarja
20:04 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Sumalatha Ambareesh: A dear friend who was very close to our family
19:43 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Rashmika Mandanna on Chirranjeevi Sarja

Rashmika Mandana took to Twitter to express her grief. She 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.”

19:40 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Kriti Kharbanda paid her tribute to Chirranjeevi Sarja on Twitter

“My first co star, an amazing human being, the boy with the sweetest smile and the nicest heart. I still can’t believe you’ve left us, chiru. My heart aches and cries as I think about you. Rest in peace chiru! ❤️,” the actress tweeted.

19:23 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Vilas Nayak: Such a great talent and wonderful person

“Shocking and devastating news of Chiranjeevi Sarja passing away... can’t believe this:( Such a great talent and wonderful person gone too soon... My heart goes out to the family:( RIP,” Vilas Nayak tweeted.

19:16 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Producer Vijay Kiragandur on Chirranjeevi Sarja
19:11 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Cricketer Vinay Kumar: I am deeply sad and shocked to hear this

Cricketer Vinay Kumar took to Twitter to express shock on the news of Chirranjeevi sarja’s death. He said, “Just heard the news about the sudden demise of actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. I am deeply sad and shocked to hear this, gone too soon. May God give strength to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. #ChiranjeeviSarja.”

19:07 (IST)07 Jun 2020
HD Kumaraswamy pays his condolences
19:04 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Director Arun Vaidyanathan on Chirranjeevi Sarja

“Shocked and Saddened to hear Chiranjeevi Sarja passing away. My heartfelt condolence to Arjun sir and his family. Chiru was always sweet and very friendly. Very Very sad to hear,” Arun Vaidyanathan said.

19:00 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Veda Krishnamurthy: He was such a kind person
19:00 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Allu Sirish mourns the death of Irrfan Khan
18:57 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Chirranjeevi Sarja
18:55 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Khusbu Sundar expresses shock on news of Chirranjeevi Sarja's demise

Actress Khusbu Sundar took to Twitter to pay her tribute. “Unbelievable! Terrible..Shellshocked to hear the demise of such a young Kannada actor  #ChiranjeeviSarja Nephew of #ArjunSarja due to cardiac arrest at 39. He was so talented n doing so well..heart goes out to his young wife n his family. May you rest in peace #Chiru 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏,” her tweet read.

18:54 (IST)07 Jun 2020
'Great talent, fine human'

Comedian and RJ Danish Sait tweeted, “Absolutely shocked by the untimely demise of #ChiranjeeviSarja Great talent, fine human being. Gone too young, you will be missed.”

18:53 (IST)07 Jun 2020
Anil Kumble: A yound talent gone too soon

Indian cricketer Anil Kumble took to Twitter to pay his tributes. “Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the passing away of #ChiranjeeviSarja. A young talent gone too soon. Condolences to his family and friends,” he said.

Priyamani tweeted, “Shocked to hear about #chiranjeevisarja ‘s demise!!! Can never forget his smiling face. my deepest condolences to the whole family!”