Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay declared brain dead


Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay who met with an accident on June 12, has been declared brain-dead on Monday. He was 38.

Vijay met with an accident on Saturday evening and had received grievous injuries. He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru. Despite an emergency brain surgery, he could not be revived. His family has announced that they will donate his organs.

“Mr Vijay is being treated in Neuro ICU with all life support. His heart rate and blood pressure are stable. Neurologically he is deeply unconscious and is showing signs of brain failure. The family has come forward and has consented for organ donation keeping in view the current irreversible brain damage. We will continue to treat him with full life support and will follow the guidelines as per organ donation protocol. At this point of time Mr Vijay is in critical condition and we will extend all supportive care,” Dr Arun Naik, who is treating Vijay, said in a statement.

Actor Sudeep announced the news of Sanchari Vijay on social media on Monday afternoon and he tweeted “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. Very sad. Deepest Condolences to his family and friends. RIP".

Sanchari Vijay made his debut with the film Rangappa Hogbitna in 2011. He has appeared in a slew of Kannada films including Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana and Sipaayi among others. He rose to fame with the film Naanu Avanalla Avalu, which also fetched him his first National Award.