The news of television actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lawania passing away left fans and industry stunned on Saturday. Gagan Kang, who was recently seen in ‘Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman’ and Arjit Lawania were killed in a road accident at Manor in Palghar.
Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania, who were seen as Lord Indra and Nandi respectively in Colors TV show ‘Mahakali: Ant Hi Aarambh Hai’, got killed in a road accident on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Saturday. The two were heading back to Mumbai after shooting for Mahakali in Umbergaon, Gujarat, where the sets of the show is located. Apart from the two actors, a spotboy was also present in the car.
Kang, who was driving, lost control of the vehicle at around 11:15 am, and crashed into a stationary trailer. The police initially detained the driver of the trailer, but found that he was innocent as his vehicle had been correctly parked. Eye-witnesses said that the car’s roof got crushed in the impact of the crash.
The news has shook everyone and all those who have knows and worked with them in the past have expressed grief over their sudden death.
In a statement, Mahakali producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary said, “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic news. I don’t think we will ever come to terms with this tragedy …Our hearts go out to the families and we stand with them. Both Arijit and Gagan were good actors and extremely sincere towards their craft. May their souls rest in peace.”
Naagin actor Karanvir Bohra posted a heartfelt message on Instagram along with the photo of two departed souls. “My heart goes out to the families of #gagankang & #arjitlawania This is so unfortunate I’m so perturbed by this accident. May God give enough strength to their loved ones in such sad times…” he said.
My heart goes out to the families of #gagankang & #arjitlawania This is so unfortunate I’m so perturbed by this accident. May God give enough strength to their loved ones in such sad times. My sister’s closest friend had lost her son in a car crash on the highway driving at night. I have personally been through a very horrid accident recently with my loved ones. My car was also crushed like this, but we were really really lucky, with escaped with minor scratches and concussion. All I want to convey is, anyone who drives on highways, Pls pls pls don’t drive in the night, Pls get enough sleep and its OK if we are delayed by few hours. Our lives are precious, if not for your self pls think of the people who love you. May Gagan’s & Arijit’s soul rest in peace. Om namo shivaya ?
Another TV actor Debina Bonnerjee also shared a message in a tweet to Gagan Kang which went like this, “Human life is so unpredictable! Now you are a moving joyous entity and next moment you are no more.” She also said Gagan was a “boy with a heart of gold” and a “devoted person.”
— debina (@imdebina) August 20, 2017
Kanishka Soni, who has worked with Gagan in Hanumaan has expressed remorse over his death. She shares with IndiaWikiMedia: “We used to spend a lot of time together, singing, chatting..he had a great sense of humour. He was a great communicator. He was super intelligent too.”
The actress further continues, “Hanumaan sets used to be lively with his presence. But the saddest part is that, if I am not mistaken, he was the only son to his parents. He used to stay with his mother and say, ‘jo kuch bhi hai mom ka hai…mera kuch nahin. I am feeling sad for his mom who had so many dreams for him.” “My only request to people is please drive slow. Life is more important than work or anything,” she added further.
The CEO of Colors Channel Raj Nayak has mourned the death of his two actors and sent out a message on Twitter.
This is so tragic. Very very Sad: TV actors Gagan Kang and Arjit Lavania dead in car accident | IndianWikiMedia https://t.co/DhzpWmo59H
— Raj Nayak (@rajcheerfull) August 19, 2017
The industry suffers a huge loss with the passing away of the two young actors. RIP Arjit and Gagan!