Popular television and film actor Sidharth Shukla, who became a household name with his role in the long-running TV show “Balika Vadhu”, died on Thursday. He was 40.
Shukla, who is survived by his mother and two sisters, was taken to civic-run RN Cooper hospital around 11am, but doctors declared him brought dead. “Initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won’t be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem,” said a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital.
After post-mortem, a forensic expert at the hospital said the cause of Shukla’s death of remains “inconclusive”. The hospital sent his viscera along with a few organs to the forensic state laboratory, Kalina, for further investigation.
“These are trained medical experts who have conducted the post-mortem. But to overrule claims of foul play, we have sent the samples to FSL for further investigation. There they will investigate for…