A file photo by Sanchari Vijay. (courtesy of Sancharivijay)

Highlights

  • He had an accident on June 12th
  • He was treated in a hospital in Bengaluru
  • Sudeep announced the news of Sanchari Vijay’s death on Twitter

Bengaluru:

Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay, who had an accident on June 12, was pronounced brain dead on Monday. He was 38 years old. He had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru, where he was being treated. The actor’s family decided to donate his organs in the face of irreversible brain damage. A statement from Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru Monday night declared the actor brain dead and said the transplant procedures will be done soon: “Mr. Vijay’s apnea tests were done at 12:25 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. today and are positive This means that the brain is irreversibly completely damaged and he is brain dead … the next step is organ harvesting and transplant procedures. “

Previously, a hospital statement said he was in the neuro-intensive care unit on life support. “Neurologically, he is deeply unconscious and shows signs of brain failure. The family had come forward and agreed to an organ donation in view of the current irreversible brain damage. We will follow the guidelines according to the organ donation protocol,” says an excerpt from a statement.

Actor Sudeep announced the news of Sanchari Vijay on Monday afternoon on social media and tweeted in the laudation: “Very, very discouraging to accept that Sanchari Vijay took his last breath.” Sudeep, who met the late actor prior to the lockdown, added, “I met him a few times just before this lockdown … Everyone is excited about his next movie due for release. Very sad. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP. “

Read the tweet:

Very, very discouraging to accept that Sanchari Vijay took his last breath.
I met him a couple of times before this lockdown, all excited about his next movie due for release.
Very sad.
Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
REST IN PEACE

– Kichcha Sudeepa (ichKicchaSudeep) June 14, 2021

The actor Danish Sait paid tribute to the late actor with these words: “How unfortunate it is. I just saw an article that said he was in intensive care and now I’ve read this. My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Sanchari Vijay Peace, sir, your contribution to cinema will live forever. “

How unfortunate is that, I just saw an article that said he was in intensive care and now I’ve read this. My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Sanchari Vijay. Rest in peace, your contribution to cinema will live forever. https://t.co/fTzzAGmusm

– Danish Sait (@DanishSait) June 14, 2021

Sanchari Vijay’s medical expenses were borne by the foundation, which was run by Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ashwath Narayan was headed. In a statement from the office of Dr. Ashwath Narayan states: “Dr. CN Ashwatha Narayana has come forward to pay the full medical expenses of award-winning actor Sanchari Vijay, who was hospitalized after being injured in a traffic accident. Narayana called the head of Apollo Hospital Administration Monday morning to inquire about the actor’s health. He also asked the hospital administration not to receive the cost of treatment from any other Vijay family member. “

Sanchari Vijay entered the film industry in 2011 with the film Rangappa Hogbitna. His filmography included Kannada films such as Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana, and Sipaayi, to name a few. He received the National Film Award for the most acclaimed film Naanu Avanalla Avalu, which earned him a National Film Award.