Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister, eldest sister Neetu Singh whom the family fondly calls Rani di, has written an emotional Raksha Bandhan post for the actor, who died by suicide on June 14.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s eldest sister, Neetu Singh, fondly known as Rani di, has penned a note for him on Raksha Bandhan. Sushant died by suicide on June 14, at the age of 34.
The actor’s sister wrote about how she misses him on Raksha bandhan and not being able to celebrate the festival with him.
She wrote, “Aaj tumhara din hai. Aaj hamara din hai. Aaj rakhi hai. 35 saal ke baad yeh pehla afsar hai ki aaj puja ki thal saji hai, arti ka diya bhi jal raha hai, as woh chehra nahi hai jiski aarti utar sakun. Woh kalai nahi jispar rakhi baand sakun. Woh muh nahi jisko meetha kar sakun. Woh maatha nahi jise chum sakun. Woh bhai nahi jise gale laga sakun. Varshon pehle jab tum jab aaye they toh jeewan jagmag ho utha tha. Jab they toh ujala hi ujala tha. Ab jab tum nahi ho toh mujhe samajh nahi aata ki kya karun. Tumhari bagair mujhe jeena nahi aata. Kabhi socha nahi tha ki aisa bhi hoga. Yeh din hoga par tum nahi hoge. Dher saari cheezein humne saath saath seekhin. Tumhare bina rehna main akele kaise seekhun? Tumhi kaho. Hamesha tumhari, Rani di.”
The letter translates to: “Today is your day. Today is our day. Today is rakhi. It is the first time in 35 years that the puja thal is decorated, the diya is lit, but I cannot perform aarti for you. I cannot tie the rakhi on your wrist. I cannot feed you sweets. I cannot kiss your forehead. I cannot hug you. When you were born life became brighter. You spread joy in your lifetime. But now that you aren’t here, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to live without you. I never thought I’d see this day – a day without you in it. We learned so much together. But how am I supposed to learn to live without you? You tell me. Forever yours, Rani di.”
A day before Raksha Bandhan, Sushant’s US-based sister Shweta Singh Kirti had written on social media that she expects justice to prevail in the ongoing investigation into her brother’s death.