Sushant Singh Rajput’s family to set up foundation to support ‘young talent’, says will honour ‘his legacy’

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, as a tribute to the actor, will set up a foundation in his name – Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF) – to support aspiring talents in the fields of cinema, sports and science.

In a statement recently released by his family, it was also revealed that the actor’s childhood home in Patna will be converted into a memorial, which will have his personal belongings, his favourite books and his “most prized possession” – his telescope, reports NDTV.

“We can’t bring ourselves to accept that we wouldn’t get to hear his easy laughs anymore. That we wouldn’t see his sparkling eyes again. That we wouldn’t hear his endless rants about science again. His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled,” the family further added.

The family has said that the actor “truly loved and cherished every single one of his fans” and to keep his “memories alive” they intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. An email ID has also been shared in the statement for any enquiries regarding the foundation.

Read the statement here

Rajput died on 14 June by suicide at his residence in Mumbai.  After the actor’s death, his team had launched a website to celebrate his “thoughts, learnings and dreams.”

His last film Dil Bechara is slated to release on Disney+Hotstar on 24 July. With an aim to honour the legacy of the actor, the streaming platform is making the movie available to even the non-subscribers. The film is the official remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama The Fault in our Stars, which was based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name.

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