Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay, who met with an accident on June 12, was declared brain dead on Monday. He was 38. He had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru, where he was being treated.
The actor’s family has decided to donate his organs in the light of the irreversible brain damage. A statement from the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru on Monday evening declared the actor brain dead and said transplant procedures are to be followed soon: “Mr Vijay’s apnea tests were performed at 12:25 pm and 7:50 pm today and are found to be positive. This means that there is irreversible complete damage to the brain and he is brain dead… next step is retrieval of organs and transplant procedures.”
Earlier, a statement from the hospital said he was on life support in the neuro ICU. “Neurologically he is deeply unconscious and is showing signs of brain failure. The family had come forward and consented for organ donation keeping in view the current irreversible brain damage. We will follow the guidelines as per organ donation protocol,” read an excerpt from the statement.
Actor Sudeep announced the news of Sanchari Vijay on social media on Monday afternoon and he tweeted in the eulogy: “Very, very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last.” Sudeep, who had met the late actor before the lockdown, added, “Met him couple of times just before this lockdown… All excited about his next film that’s due for release. Very sad. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP.”
Read the tweet:
Very very disheartening to accept that Sanchari Vijay breathed his last.
Met him couple of times just bfr this lockdown,,,, all excited about his nxt film,, tats due for release.
Deepest Condolences to his family and friends.
— Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) June 14, 2021
Actor Danish Sait paid tribute to the late actor with these words: “How unfortunate is this. I just saw an article saying he was in the ICU, and now I read this. My condolences to Mr. Sanchari Vijay’s family and friends. Rest in peace sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever.”
How unfortunate is this, I just saw an article saying he was in the ICU, and now I read this. My condolences to Mr. Sanchari Vijay’s family and friends. Rest in peace sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever. https://t.co/fTzzAGmusm
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) June 14, 2021
Sanchari Vijay’s medical expenses were being take care of by the foundation run by Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Ashwath Narayan. A statement released from the office of Dr Ashwath Narayan read, “Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana has come forward to bear the full treatment expenses of national award-winning actor, Sanchari Vijay, who has been admitted to hospital after he got injured in a road accident. Narayana called up to the head of the Apollo Hospital administration on Monday morning and enquired about the health status of the actor. He also requested the hospital administration not to receive the amount toward treatment expenses from any other family member of Vijay.”
Sanchari Vijay stepped into the film industry with the film Rangappa Hogbitna in the year 2011. His filmography included Kannada movies like Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana and Sipaayi to name a few. He received massive praise for the film Naanu Avanalla Avalu, which fetched him a National Film Award.
With inputs from NDTV