We have witnessed the loss of many celebrities and creative personalities in 2020. The departed souls left us with hearts full of grief. It all started with the talented Irfan Khan. Having kickstarted his career from the small screen, Irfan Khan has scaled the path to success despite hero-like looks. He breathed life into every character, that he portrayed onscreen. In fact, he is one of the few actors who tasted success in Bollywood as well as Hollywood. The loss of this highly talented departed soul left so many of us in a shattered state.
The talented actor made the country laugh and cry through his epic portrayals. From movies like Life of Pi to Maqbool; he has given some extraordinary performances. His last few movies include Hindi Medium, Piku, and Angrezi Medium. He will continue to rule the hearts of his fans. He breathed his last on April 29, 2020 after battling a rare cancer at the age of 53.
Other Deaths That Left Us Baffled
Another departed soul is Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor famous for his role in Bobby, that made him an overnight sensation passed away on 30th April. He was battling leukaemia since the last two-years. He breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital. He left behind the rich Kapoor legacy. The musical maestro Pandit Jasraj also passed away in 2020, August. His career spanned 75 years in national as well as international music. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that the loss of the gem created a void in the musical sphere. He died at the age of 90, due to cardiac issues. His death broke millions of hearts all around the globe.
Singer SP Balasubramaniam also passed away at 74. He had lent his voice to over 40,000 lyrics and compositions. With his melodious voice, he had become a household name. He was called ‘Paadum Nila’ or ‘Singing Moon’ by his fans, and he was honoured with Padma Bhushan and many other National Awards.
Saroj Khan also left for het heavenly abode in 2020. She was known as ‘Masterji’, and she died at 71 due to cardiac arrest.
The Most Painful Unnatural Death
Amongst all the deaths that saddened us in 2020, one surely does not fit in. It is the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. His death is surrounded by controversies from day 1. He was supposedly found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai. Various theories are doing the rounds, surrounding his death. He gave us hits like, MS Dhoni, where he portrayed the character of MS Dhoni. Just, last year he gave the sleeper hit, Chhichore. His untimely death shook the whole nation.
Currently, his death is under investigation. With his live-in girlfriend Rhea Chakravarty under scrutiny. He has given numerous other hits in a short span of time, like Kedarnath, Raabta, and many more. This departed soul was the central subject matter of the social media.
Wajid Khan, the music composer also died in 2020, due to Covid-related kidney complications. Other deaths include that of Director Nishikant Kamat, Actress Divya Bhatnagar, and Model Arya Banerjee amongst others. The industry has lost so many lives in the year, that it seems so sad for them all. Thus the number of departed soul of Bollywood made so many of us sad.