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Siddharth Shukla: Indian TV actor dies at 40

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    Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack today, September 2, in Mumbai. Here’s a detailed report about the sequence of events - Timeline Siddharth Shukla: Indian TV actor dies at 40
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Sidharth Shukla died of a heart attack today, September 2, in Mumbai. Here’s a detailed report about the sequence of events - Timeline

Popular Indian TV and film actor Siddharth Shukla has died in Mumbai at the age of 40.

A doctor from the Cooper hospital told that he was already dead when he was brought in on Thursday.

He said the cause of his death was not clear, but the Indian press reported that he had died from a heart attack.

Sidharth Shukla breathed his last at the age of 40 on Thursday, September 2. The Bigg Boss 13 winner was rushed to Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Sidharth died of a massive heart attack, said doctors. Celebrities mourned the loss of the television star with emotional tributes on social media. 

On September 1, a day before his death, Sidharth Shukla left his home in the afternoon for a work commitment. He had a meeting scheduled.

8 pm: The actor returned to his home. Sidharth's sister stays in the same building.

10 pm: He went for a jog in his building compound. After coming home, he had food and went to sleep. He was not feeling well. His mother, Rita Shukla, gave him water.

Sidharth was very particular about his exercise and meditation. He would work out for 3 hours every day. Sources revealed that doctors had asked the actor to go slow on his exercises.

3 am to 3.30 am: Sidharth Shukla got up, and was feeling very uneasy. He informed his mother about the uneasiness and chest pain. Sidharth’s mother gave him some water and put him to sleep.

However, in the morning, Sidharth did not get up. His mother tried to wake him up, but he did not respond. His mother called his sister, who then called the doctor. The doctor arrived and declared him dead and asked his family to take his body the hospital immediately.

9.40 am: Sidharth Shukla was brought in ambulance to Cooper Hospital. His sister, brother-in-law, cousin brother and three friends were present there.

Sources revealed that at the time of taking Sidharth to the hospital on Thursday morning, Shehnaz Gill was among the friends present.

10.15 am: Doctors at Cooper Hospital declared him dead on arrival. Sidharth’s body was externally examined thrice at the casualty ward. No external injury or foul play was found.

3.45 pm: Sidharth Shukla's post-mortem was started. It is being recorded on video and two cops from Mumbai Police are there as witnesses. A team of doctors is conducting the post-mortem. As the case is sensitive and there can be no chances of error, especially after the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, cops and doctors are conducting double to triple checks.

Shukla's colleagues from TV and film industry have paid tributes and also expressed shock that he died at such a young age.

Shukla starred in a number of hit TV shows and also acted in Bollywood films.