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Kannada Actor Sanchari Vijay Dies After Road Accident

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Last Updated: June 14, 2021, 13:26 IST

A tempo carrying at least 26 tourists skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, killing eight on the spot.  (Representational photo)

A tempo carrying at least 26 tourists skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, killing eight on the spot. (Representational photo)

Sanchari Vijay's bike skidded on a slippery road on Sunday night. He had sustained injuries on his head, spine and legs.

National award-winning Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay who was in a critical condition after he suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycle accident on the night of June 12, has passed away on Monday.

Although the actor had emergency surgery to stem the internal brain bleed, he was declared brain dead by the doctors treating him on Monday, said a report. His family has decided to donate his organs. His brother Siddesh has said, “The brain stem has stopped functioning, so we have decided to donate his organs. Vijay always believed in serving society, which we are fulfilling by donating his organs.”

According to a TOI report, the actor was with his friend when their bike skidded at L&T South City, JP Nagar 7th Phase. The bike came to halt after it clashed with an electric pole. His 42-year-old friend Naveen, who was riding the motorcycle, has also sustained spinal and leg injuries. Both were rushed to the nearest hospital.

While speaking to the police, Naveen revealed the reason behind the accident. He said that following the rainfall, roads were wet due to which the bike skidded.

Kannada actor Neenasam Sathish informed that the actor had joined him to distribute free ration kits to poor people of the city amid COVID-19 induced lockdown. Sathish said that Vijay and his team have been continuously providing medicines and other essentials to the needy in these adverse times.

Post dinner, Vijay and Naveen were returning to the former’s residence and they met with the accident. It took place 100 meters away from Vijay's apartment.


A close friend of Vijay, filmmaker Mansore told The Hindu that the actor had suffered a hemorrhage in the right part of the brain, for which he has undergone an operation.

Vijay debuted in 2011 with the film Rangappa Hogbitna and bagged projects like Harivu and Oggarane. His performance in the critically acclaimed film Naanu Avanalla…Avalu, in which he played the character of a transgender, won him a national award. The actor was last seen on screen in the movie ACT 1978 which was released last year.

The actor was religiously working for people amid the pandemic. He associated with the Usire team to provide oxygen cylinders to patients amid the second wave of COVID-19. He used his social media page to amplify and spread information about COVID-19 resources.

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first published:June 14, 2021, 12:02 IST
last updated:June 14, 2021, 13:26 IST