Sushant Singh Rajput, the actor who died by suicide in 2020, was commemorated on Thursday on the occasion of his 35th birthday with a road being named in his memory.
A road in south Delhi will soon be named after the late actor, reported ANI. According to the report, a proposal to rename a street in the Andrews Ganj area was approved by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
“Six months ago I received a request to rename a street in Andrews Ganj area after Sushant Singh Rajput. The proposal has finally been approved,” Abhishek Dutt, SDMC councillor, told ANI. “We will soon be inaugurating this street. It is very important to give him the respect he deserves,” he added.
In July 2020, the municipal corporation of Rajput’s hometown, Purnea in Bihar, renamed a road and a famous roundabout in his memory.
Meanwhile, Rajput’s sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, announced on Twitter a special scholarship fund for students aspiring to study astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley.
“I am happy to announce that on 35th Birthday of Bhai, a step has been taken towards fulfilling one of his dreams. The Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund of $35,000 has been set up in UC Berkeley. #SushantDay,” she wrote.
“The Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund in Physics provides graduate student support in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley with a preference for students studying Astrophysics. Sushant Singh Rajput was born in India and passed on in June 2020. Alongside being a noted actor in mainstream Indian movies, he was a National Physics Olympiad winner and held a lifelong passion for astronomy and astrophysics,” the official website of UC Berkeley stated.
On June 14, 2020, Rajput’s body was found in his home in Bandra, Mumbai. Besides acting, the Dil Bechara actor was passionate about astrophysics, and reading books.