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Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay dies in road accident

Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay, who met with an accident on June 12, was declared brain dead on Monday,he was 38.

He had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru, where he was being treated. The actor’s family has decided to donate his organs in the light of the irreversible brain damage.

Actor Sudeep announced the news of Sanchari Vijay on social media on Monday afternoon and he tweeted in the eulogy: “Very, very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last.” Sudeep, who had met the late actor before the lockdown, added, “Met him couple of times just before this lockdown… All excited about his next film that’s due for release. Very sad. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP.”

Sanchari Vijay, had met with a road accident while riding pillion on his friend’s bike on June 12.

Vijay was riding pillion with his friend Naveen on a bike when it skidded and hit an electric pole at J. P. Nagar 7th Phase, southern suburb of Bengaluru, where he resided. While Naveen fractured his leg, Vijay sustained serious injuries on the right portion of his head and in the thigh area. The accident took place around 11.45pm on Saturday. The two had gone out on the bike to buy medicines amidst the Covid-19 lockdown, the police said.

Based on a statement by Vijay’s brother Siddesh Kumar, the police has registered a case of reckless driving against Naveen.

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