Pratyusha Banerjee ‘dressed like a bride’ on her last journey

  • Hindustan Times, HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2016 16:52 IST
TV Actor Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide on Friday. Her funeral took place on Saturday.

Family and friends bid TV actor Pratyusha Banerjee, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence in Mumbai on Friday, a tearful farewell on Saturday. The TV star’s last rites took place at the Oshiwara crematorium grounds in Mumbai on Saturday evening. The Balika Vadhu actor was dressed like a bride in red.

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Rakhi Sawant at funeral of Balika Vadhu actor Pratyusha Banerjee, who allegedly committed suicide on April 1. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

According to sources, Pratyusha had placed an order for a bridal lehenga from designer Rohit Verma before she took the drastic step of hanging herself at her flat in Goregaon West on Friday afternoon. She was found hanging by her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh, who took her to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital where she was declared dead.

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Her funeral was attended by her colleagues from the industry, including Ajaz Khan, Kamya Punjabi, Rakhi Sawant and Ratan Rajput among others.

Actor-couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri at the Oshiwara crematorium. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Pratyusha came into the limelight through her portrayal of the grown-up Anandi in popular TV show Balika Vadhu, which delves into the issue of child marriage.

Actor Kamya Punjabi looks devastated with Pratyusha’s death. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Later, she went on to star in various shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5, Bigg Boss 7, Hum Hain Na, and Power Couple, in which she appeared with Rahul.

Pratyusha Banerjee’s parents at her funeral. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Actor-couple Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Actor Ratan Rajput at the crematorium. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Fashion designer Rohit Verma. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

Actor Smita Bansal at the crematorium. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

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