Unfair and extremely sad: TV actors mourn the demise of child actor Shivlekh Singh

Shivlekh Singh in a still from the show Kesari Nandan.

The news of child actor Shivlekh Singh’s demise in a car accident has left the television industry saddened and shocked. The 14-year-old acted in shows like Kesari Nandan, Bal Veer, Sasural Simar Ka and Sankatmochan Hanuman.

Shivlekh’s Kesari Nandan co-actor Dakssh Ajit Singh shared how close he was to the young actor. He told indianexpress.com, "We shared a great bond while shooting for Kesari Nandan. He was a talented boy and a wonderful soul. We laughed so much. He was a teenager and I am quite older than him but still, he loved to discuss life, love and spirituality. He always came up with a question and I tried to give answers. Sometimes we talked for 3-4 hours without any break. With me, his bond was more strong because we shared the same 2 bhk flat."

He added, "Daily in the night, before going to sleep, he always asked me, ‘Dakssh bhaiya, aapne khana khaaya kya? Ok good night.’ His last words to me on the last day of shooting (June 30, 2019) for Kesari Nandan was, ‘Dakssh Paaji, baaki sab kaa to pata nahin lekin aapse dobara zarur milunga mumbai jaake. Aapse kuch alag hi connection ho gaya hai.’ Now he will only meet me in the memories, but he will live forever with me."

TV actor Aastha Chaudhary, who shared screen space with Shivlekh in the show Kesari Nandan, took to her social media account to express her grief. Sharing photos of Shivlekh from the sets of the show, Aastha wrote, "Life is just so unfair….M still in shock …Shivlekh Singh you gone toooo soon Rip "

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Actor Karan Goddwani worked with Shivlekh in the daily soap Agni Phera. The news of Shivlekh’s sudden demise has left Karan heartbroken. He said, "I have not been able to sleep since last night. We have shared so many sweet moments. Once he had fainted due to heat on the set. We all took care of him and his mom had started crying. I wonder what she must be going through. I am heartbroken. I always used to take care of him on the sets when his mom wasn’t around. He used to see me as his real brother than reel brother. It is very unfair and extremely sad."

Abraam Pandey, who has been a part of several shows on SAB TV, tweeted a photo with Shivlekh Singh. "You were funny, you were sarcastic, You had become a buddy in such short Span. you will be always missed buddy . RIP #ShivlekhSingh," Abraam wrote along with the photo.

According to a PTI, Shivlekh Singh was heading to Raipur from Bilaspur with his parents when his car collided with a truck. While Shivlekh died on the spot, his mother Lekhna and father Shivendra Singh were severely injured.