"Let's pray for him everyone."
Actor Brahma Mishra has been found dead at his apartment in Versova, Mumbai.
The actor was known for playing Lalit in the popular Amazon Prime Video series Mirzapur.
It was reported that he had been dead for a few days before his body was discovered by police. His body has been sent for an autopsy at Cooper Hospital.
According to reports, Brahma had complained of chest pain on November 29, 2021, and went to the doctor.
After receiving medication, he returned home.
There has been speculation that he suffered a fatal heart attack while in the bathroom, however, there has not been any confirmation on the matter.
His death came to light after neighbours alerted the police over a smell coming from the apartment.
Upon arriving at the apartment, it was discovered that it was locked from the inside.
A locksmith was instructed to make a duplicate key for the apartment.
Police entered and made their way to the bathroom where they found Brahma’s body.
Officers suspect that the actor died of a heart attack as there were no signs of injury on Brahma’s body.
An officer said: “We are not going to take any decision from our side until we see the post-mortem report.”
Senior Inspector Siraj Inamdaar, of Versova Police Station, said:
“We have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR). The body was sent for autopsy at Cooper Hospital.”
The actor had been renting the apartment since 2017.
His brother Sandeep, who lives in Madhya Pradesh, was informed about the incident and has left for Mumbai.
Following the 36-year-old’s tragic death, his Mirzapur co-star Divyenndu paid tribute.
He took to Instagram and wrote:
“RIP Brahma Mishra. Our Lalit is no more. Let’s pray for him everyone.”
Other celebrities expressed their grief after hearing about Brahma’s sudden death.
Shriya Pilgaonkar wrote: “Heartbreaking.”
Ali Fazal, who played Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur, shared:
“Hearts broken today… yet again… Brahma. Take care saathi… RIP.”
Richa Chadha said: “This is the most heartbreaking thing… it’s too tragic.
“Condolences to family and friends. Brahma, gone way too soon.”
Gurmeet Singh, who directed several episodes of the show, posted:
“He brought a smile to a million faces. He will be missed. RIP Brahma Mishra.”
In addition to Mirzapur, Brahma had also been a part of films such as Dangal, Hello Charlie and Manjhi – The Mountain Man, among others.