The year 2020 has been one for devastating losses. One of the rising stars of the Kannada film industry, Chiranjeevi Sarja died in the first week of June. He was just 39. The actor suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence in Bengaluru. Chiranjeevi Sarja was talking to his father on the phone when he collapsed sweating profusely. He was rushed to the Sagar Apollo Hospital where they declared him unresponsive. The actor was going to be a father in the coming months. It seems his wife, Meghana Raj was in her second trimester. The couple were going to make an official announcement soon.
A month after his death, a prayer meet was organised at his place. Meghana Raj has shared pictures from it with an emotional message. She wrote, “My Dearest Chiru …. Chiru is a CELEBRATION… has always been, is and will always be… I know u wouldn’t have liked it any other way! Chiru,the reason i smile… what he has given me is most precious… MY FAMILY.. the JUST US… together we will always be for all eternity baby ma and each day will be just the way u like it! Filled with Love, laughter, pranks, honesty and most importantly Togetherness WE LOVE YOU BABY MA!”
Chiranjeevi Sarja had four films in the pipeline. The actor’s body has been buried at their farmhouse near Tumkur. He was the nephew of Kannada actor Arjun Sarja. A number of actors like Kichcha Sudeep, Darshan and Yash were seen at his funeral. Meghana Raj who married him in 2018 thanked fans for the outpour of love.