New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Popular television actor Sidharth Shukla, who had won the 13th season of the famous reality TV show Bigg Boss, passed away at the age of 40 on Thursday following a heart attack. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. Sidharth had suffered a massive heart at around 9 am on Thursday after which he was taken to the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai. However, officials said that was brought dead to the hospital.

"He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago," news agency PTI quoted a senior Cooper Hospital official as saying.

Sidharth had made his debut in the showbiz industry by playing the lead role in 'Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na'. However, it was his role in 'Balika Vadhu' that made him famous. Later, the actor also appeared in 'Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi' and 'Love U Zindagi'. 

Sidharth made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the Karan Johar-produced 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. In 2019, Sidharth entered the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss 13. The finale of the show was held on February 15, 2020, which he won while Asim Riaz was the runner up.

Mumbai Police on Sidharth Shukla's death

Mumbai Police said that there were no injuries on Sidharth Shukla's body and the cause of death is yet to be ascertained.

"No injuries were sustained on the body of actor Siddharth Shukla. The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. A team of police is present at the Shukla's residence for investigation," news agency ANI quoted Mumbai Police as saying.

Celebs express grief over Sidharth Shukla's demise

Meanwhile, several celebrities have expressed grief over the demise of Sidharth. Himanshi Khurana, who was with Sidharth during Bigg Boss 13, said, "Om Shanti".

Calling Sidharth's death "shocking", film trade analyst Sumit Kadel said that "life so unpredictable and cruel". "Siddharth Shukla had a massive fan following, on par with biggest of stars in the country.. My heart goes out for his family and Sidhearts.. Last year Sushant and this year Siddhart," he tweeted.

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has paid tribute to Sidharth and said that he was loved by millions, adding that he is "shocked" over his demise. "It’s shocking to hear about the sudden demise of #SiddharthShukla Pleading face
My heart goes out to his family and his army of fans! Life is so unpredictable! Rest in peace," tweeted singer Raashii Khanna.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma