National Award-winning actor Sanchari Vijay breathed his last on Monday, June 14. He was hospitalised after meeting with a road accident on Saturday, June 12. Earlier on Monday, he was declared brain-dead and his family had decided to donate his organs. However, later in the day, he was showing signs of brain failure, as per the medical bulletin issued by the hospital.
Vijay, 38, lived at Vajarahalli, Bannerghatta Road. His family had consented to donate his organs after the doctors declared him brain-dead on Monday. Vijay was riding pillion with his friend Naveen on a bike when it skidded and hit an electric pole. Naveen fractured his leg but Vijay was grievously injured. The accident took place around 11:45 PM on Saturday, when the Covid-induced lockdown was still in force. It is said that they had gone out on the bike to buy medicines. A case has been registered against Naveen. Vijay was a well-known actor in the theatre circle in Karnataka. He gets his moniker Sanchari from the theatre troupe he was associated with before he began acting in movies. Vijay, who made his debut with Rangappa Hogbitna in 2011, appeared in many Kannada films such as Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana, and Sipaayi. He rose to fame with the film Naanu Avanalla Avalu, which also fetched him his first National Award.