Bengaluru: National award-winning Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay died at Bengaluru’s Apollo Hospital on Monday (June 14). Sanchari Vijay, who was critically injured in a road accident late on Saturday night (June 12) on Bannerghatta road in Karnataka’s capital, was 38 years old.
Doctors treating Sanchari declared him brain-dead as his vital organs stopped functioning and he could not be revived. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru.
His family has decided to donate his organs after the doctors declared that his brain damage was irreversible.
He met with an accident at 11:45 pm on June 12 while he was pillion riding on a motorcycle. The actor suffered severe injuries in his head and thigh.
He was brought to Apollo Hospital at Bannerghatta Road soon after the accident. The actor was already in a critical when he was admitted to the emergency department.
A CT scan of the brain was done which showed very severe brain injury in addition to a subdural hematoma (brain bleeding). An immediate brain surgery was done to remove the brain hemorrhage.
He was then shifted to Neuro ICU with full life support. But he slipped into coma and never recovered.
The news of his demise was confirmed by actor Kichcha Sudeep, who shared a remembrance post on Twitter.
“Very very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last. Met him couple of times just bfr this lockdown,,,, all excited about his nxt film,, tats due for release. Very sad. Deepest Condolences to his family and friends. RIP,” he said in his post.
Very very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last.
Met him couple of times just bfr this lockdown,,,, all excited about his nxt film,, tats due for release.
Deepest Condolences to his family and friends.
— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) June 14, 2021
Television host Danish Sait also took to Twitter to say, “How unfortunate is this, I just saw an article saying he was in the ICU, and now I read this. My condolences to Mr. Sanchari Vijay’s family and friends. Rest in peace sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever.”
Sanchari Vijay rose to fame in the Kannada film industry with Naanu Avanalla Avalu in 2015 which fetched him a national award. He has appeared in a slew of Kannada films including Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana, and Sipaayi.
His debut film was Rangappa Hogbitna in 2011. He then featured in a minor role in Rama Rama Raghu Rama. But the actor soon made a name for himself with his acting skills in Dasavala.