DTU: UNIVERSITY TO HOLD A PRAYER MEETING IN THE MEMORY OF ITS EX-STUDENT SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alma meter Delhi Technical University is planning to conduct an online prayer meeting in his memory.
The actor was found dead on 14 June 2020, in his home in Mumbai.
The entertainer had enrolled at DTU in 2003, which was then called as Delhi College of Engineering but dropped out in three years to seek his showbiz ambitions.
Even as he made it big in TV and films, he never ignored his alma mater.
His last visit to campus was in 2019 when his film Chichore released.
Sushant posted a video in his social media handle in which he was being mobbed by students but he was greeting them with a smile and was obliging them with selfies.
Dreams, dreams. What an overwhelming feeling. Thank you Delhi Technological University (my DCE:) for keeping me there and help make my imagination come true.
All of you’ll is me, and all of me are you’ll. Lots and lots of happiness. Dream 12/50 Plan a day trip to My Alma Mater. #livingmydreams #lovingmydreams, he had underlined the video and the image.
Remembering his visit, DTU vice-chancellor Yogesh Singh said he had attended the hostel and communicated with the students.
It is very horrible that he has committed suicide. There are many alumni who were in close touch with him. It is heart-wrenching for all of us. He had enlisted in 2003 and was there for almost three years.
He was a rank holder and a highly meritorious student. He was a very brilliant and intelligent student, he told PTI over the phone.
The DTU V-C said Rajput’s 2019 visit was not considered as a formal visit but a discreet one.
He said the university council is intending to hold an online prayer meeting for the actor shortly.
Another lecturer, proposing anonymity, said the actor had attended the university three-four times in the last five years.
He was a very sweet and modest person. Even when he visited last year, he did not have bouncers supporting him and mingled with the students like the campus was his residence.
He spent nearly three-four hours and did not have the attitude of a hero, the professor said.
The DTU lecturer said the actor had always been proud of his engineering knowledge and even mentioned about being an engineering student when he had seemed on The Kapil Sharma Show.
In the last five years, he had visited the university frequently. Even in 2014 also he had come to expend time with students, he recalled.
The university had proposals to highlight a special booklet on Rajput listing out his accomplishments, the professor said, adding that DTU had aroused four booklets on its famous alumni in the first hoop.
There were plans to have a publication on him in the first round but he was busy and the interview could not be done at that time,” he said.
The university has also published a statement on the actor’s death.
DTU family is very shocked and unfortunate at the unexpected demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was our Alumnus (Batch of 2003, Mechanical Engineering). He was not only a prominent actor but was also a distinguished student of DTU-DCE, written in the statement
This information has come as a great casualty to the organization as a bright Alumnus and proud DTU-DCEite has left us forever. Our genuine prayers go out to his family in this tough time, it asserted.