Mahesh Anand death: TV was on, food plate and alcohol found near actor's body
After actor Mahesh Anand was found dead in his Versova flat, a post-mortem report conducted by the doctors suggested that the actor died naturally and ruled out any foul play. However, they have preserved viscera samples to investigate the exact cause of death. The initial investigations by the police and circumstantial evidence also suggest that the actor died in a very tragic and lonely way.
The cops also said that the actor's wife, who stays in Russia, is likely to come on Monday and perform Anand's final rites. Several of his fans took to social media to remember different roles played by the actor in 80s and 90s.
The 57-year-old actor lived alone in his flat at Kinara apartments, Versova. A police officer said, "On Saturday when the maid reached the flat, she did not get any response and kept ringing the bell. After getting no response, the Versova police was informed, with the help of the fire brigade, they opened the door. The TV in the house was on."
The body had started to decompose. Anand was found wearing a track suit and plates were found next to his body. It suggested that he had just finished eating his food. A bottle of liquor was also found next to him. The cops checked his WhatsApp last scene time stamp, which said Thursday, suggesting he may have passed away the following day or same day.
Two tiffin boxes were found kept outside his flat, which had not been collected by him for the past days.
Anand has appeared alongside top stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda in films like Shahenshah (1988), Thanedaar (1990), Vishwatma (1992), Gumrah (1993), Khuddar (1994), Coolie No 1 (1995) and Vijeta (1996).
However, Anand had been facing major financial issues for the last several years and even had a drinking problem, according to ANI. His last film Pahlaj Nihalani's production Rangeela Raja featuring Govinda in the lead role, which released on January 18, was his first appearance on the big screen in 18 years.
In a Facebook post, Anand wrote, "I'm happy after 18 years i had onne movie released today,,,,rangeela raja,,,,,,,, i am just therefor 6 minutes in the end,,, hope you all will welcome me back. (sic)"