Bollywood actor Asif Basra committed suicide at a private guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh at the age of 53. SP Dharamshala, Vomukt Ranjan told Indian Express, “Asif Basra committed suicide today morning. The body has gone for post-mortem. It will be done tomorrow. There is no suicide note.”
In February this year, he posted a picture of himself on Instagram, which is also his last post before he took the drastic step to end his life. In the post, he can be seen sitting on a sofa with a chessboard clad in a black shirt and matching tie. He captioned it, “Gorakh dhanda (sic)”
He was last seen in Amazon Prime series Pataal Lok and Disney Plus Hotstar series Hostages. Shocked at Asif Basra’s demise, Sachin Krishn, director of Hostages Season 2, told Indian Express, “I am stunned by the news. I don’t know the full facts. He was such a jovial person on sets. In fact, we used to envy his life because he would stay in the hills and come to Mumbai only to shoot. He was not only a fine actor but more importantly, a beautiful person. It feels like a personal loss.”
Asif Basra has featured in films such as Black Friday, Parzania, Outsourced, Jab We Met, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi and Hichki.