'He dreamed without restraint': Sushant Singh Rajput's family to create a memorial to his life at childhood home

The family has announced they will start a foundation in his name in statement mourning his death

FILE- In this April 17, 2017 file photo, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput poses during the trailer launch of his film 'Raabta' which means contact in Urdu language, in Mumbai, India. Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on Sunday, Press Trust of India and other media outlets reported. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
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Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family has released an official statement mourning his death.

In the statement, the family reflects upon the life of the Chhichhore actor, who died aged 34 on June 14, as well as his passions and hobbies.

They also announced that a foundation, the Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation (SSRF), will be set up in his name.

It will "support young talents in areas close to his heart – cinema, science and sports."

"The world's Sushant Singh Rajput was simply Gulshan to us," the statement begins.

"He was free-spirited, talkative and incredibly bright. He was curious about just everything. He dreamed without restraint, and chased those dreams with the heart of a lion. He smiled generously.

"He was the pride and inspiration of the family. His telescope was his most prized possession, through which he fondly gazed at the stars.

His loss has created a permanent, glaring void in the family that will never be filled

"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."

As well as setting up the foundation, the family announced plans to turn his childhood home in Rajiv Nagar, Patna, into a memorial.

"We will put his personal memorabilia and belongings there, that include thousands of books, his telescope, flight-simulator etc, for his fans and admirers," the family announced in the statement. "From now on, we intend to maintain his Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page as legacy accounts to keep his memories alive. We once again thank you all for the thoughts and prayers."

Read the full statement here: 

The full statement from Sushant Singh Rajput's family mourning his death. 


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