New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: In heart-breaking news, Chiranjeevi Sarja -- the 39-year-old Kannada actor -- passed away on Sunday evening due to a cardiac arrest. The actor complained of breathlessness and chest pain on Sunday, following which he was rushed to a private hospital. However, efforts to revive him failed and he was declared dead by the doctors.   

The sudden death of Chiranjeevi Sarja, who was the nephew of Kannada actor Arjun Sarja and husband of actress Meghna Raj, has left the entire industry in shock.

Many celebrities took to Twitter to show their condolences. Here is a compilation of celebrity reactions:

Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who starred with Sarja in the 2010 film Chiru, tweeted “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!”

Actress and model Nabha Natesh wrote “Heartbreaking !! #rip  #ChiranjeeviSarja”

Allu Sirish wrote, “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.

Rashmika Mandanna wrote, “This breaks my heart.. Like really.. This news breaks my heart. This is too early. Rest in peace @chirusarja .. I am out of words”

 Actor Allari Naresh son of veteran Telugu director and producer E. V. V. took to twitter and wrote, “Shocked to hear about @chirusarja ... my deepest condolences to @meghanasraj and his family. May his soul rest in peace.”

Actress Shanvi Shrivastava who was starred in ‘Chandralekha 2014’ with Chiranjeevi Sarja wrote, “It took me 30 mins to accept the news. Extremely sad and unbelievable. May his soul RIP .LIGHTEN UP THE PLACE U ARE CHIRU. #RIPChiruSarja Would like to request media to give us some time to believe d news. Giving STATEMENTS on someone who just passed away might be tough somtime”

Priyamani Raj wrote, “Shocked to hear about #chiranjeevisarja‘s demise!!! Can never forget his smiling faceBroken heartBroken heartBroken heartmy deepest condolences to the whole family!!”

Prithvi Raj Sukumaran wrote, “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”

Radhika Pandit shared a memory with the late actor in the form of a throwback picture and she wrote: "Just can't believe it...A warm soul gone too soon. My heart goes out to Meghana, Dhruva, Ammaji aunty and the entire family. We lost a dear friend today... Chiru.”

Khushbu Sundar wrote, “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”

Chiranjeevi Sarja had tied the knot with actress Meghana Raj in 2018 in a church and later they solemnised their union as per Hindu rituals. The two had known each other for more than ten years. They had started dating each other five years before they decided to get married.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma