The death of the 37-year old has stunned the film industry as well as the police, who are yet to ascertain the reason and cause of his death. The deceased identified as Dhruv Sharma, a resident of Prestige Oasis apartment in Bengaluru rural.
Dhruv was undergoing treatment in a private hospital (Columbia Asia) from last two days. The doctors confirmed that he had taken poison to end his life. He was declared dead at around 1.30 am and the reason sighted was multiple organ failure.
Dhruv was the son of Suresh Sharma, who is also an actor and businessman. Dhruv was differently-abled and unable to hear or talk. Even though he has acted in a few Kannada movies, he became famous for his cricket skills. He was also one of the key players in team Karnataka Bulldozers of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
Dhruv was found unconscious by his family members in his house on the night of July 29th. He was rushed to hospital and later the police found that he had consumed poison. Dhruv was undergoing treatment in ICU and was not in a condition to give any statement when the Rajankunte police reached the hospital. The police were waiting for him to recover so that they could take statement. But, unfortunately Dhruv passed away at midnight.
The police said,
“We don’t know what was the reason behind his extreme step. Based on the father’s complaint, we have taken up a case of unnatural death and are investigating. Suresh Sharma in his statement to us said he had undergone loss in his business. Dhruv was depressed over the financial problem and hence consumed poison. His father also spoke about the work pressure Dhruv was undergoing after loss in his business. When we went to the house of Dhruv, we did not find any poison bottle or death note. Suresh Sharma has a factory of veterinary products in Singapura village.”
Dhruv was married and has two children, wife and parents in the same house. Dhruv started his acting career in 2006. He entered into the Guinness book and Limca Book of Records for a lead role in a Kannada film. Dhruv has also represented the Indian team in the Deaf Cricket World Cup in 2005.