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06-27-2010, 08:57 PM #1
Model Viveka Babajee Commits Suicide..
One of the top and successful models in India, Viveka Babajee committed suicide in her apartment in Bandra on Friday night. Viveka was found hanging from her ceiling in the apartment. She was staying alone in the apartment.
Her neighbours got worried on Friday when there was a smell of gas coming out of her apartment and she did not answer the doorbell despite repeated attempts. They, then, informed the police.
Viveka was a former Miss World participant and she was a part of several Bollywood movies including a lead role in the movie Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai co-starring Sharad Kapoor and Deepak Tijori. The film was a flop at the box office. The former Miss Mauritius tried her luck in South Indian movies too, but to no avail.
What led to her death?
Viveka became a supermodel in 1994 and was one of the most-sought after faces nationally and internationally in the fashion world. She was the face of brands like Kamasutra Condoms, Coca-Cola and Live in Jeans. She was 37 years old and was working as a part-time fashion co-ordinator.
Viveka was suffering from depression lately. Reports suggest she was depressed because she broke up with her boyfriend. She had shifted her base from Mauritius and was staying alone in her Bandra apartment.
Police haven’t found a suicide note suicide in her apartment although several letters addressed to one Gautam have been recovered. Police have called Gautam for questioning.
Previous cases of suicide in the fashion world
On July 29, 2004, Indian model Nafisa Joseph hanged herself in her flat in Mumbai. Nafisa was under depression apparently because her marriage was called off. She was to marry businessman Gautam Khanduja. Khanduja was already married but had told Nafisa that he divorced two years earlier.
On 8 February 2006, out of depression, Nafisa’s friend and a successful model Kuljeet Randhawa hanged herself at her apartment in Juhu. In a suicide note, she stated that she was ending her life as she was unable to cope with life’s pressures....being a human...
06-28-2010, 06:11 AM #2Viveka Babajee is the latest victim after Nafisa Joseph, and Kuljeet Randhawa. The 37 year old model and part-time fashion
co-ordinator was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her apartment in Mumbai.
According to police, Viveka Babajee came to Mumbai from Mauritius few years ago, in hope to find success in Bollywood. She was living alone in her Continental Building flat in Bandra (west).
On June 25, 2010, occupants of her neighboring flat rang her doorbell as they suspected a gas leakage. Upon ringing the doorbell few times, they did not get any response. They then alerted the police and fire brigade.
Amitabh Gupta, additional commissioner of police, west region said, “Finally, the neighbours alerted the police who rushed to the spot and broke open the door. She was found hanging from the ceiling fan,”
It is believed that Viveka Babajee was suffering from depression after she broke up with her boyfriend.
Police is suspecting that it could be a suicide incident but they did not recover any suicide notes from her residence. They are waiting for the post-mortem report of the dead body.
Viveka Babajee was a successful model in the 90s. She won Miss Mauritius title and then came to Mumbai. She then appeared in several TV commercials. Babajee became an overnight sensation by appearing in the Kamasutra condom advertisement.
Police also took away the laptop, mobile phone and diary of Babajee for further investigation. They also said that her mobile was switched off when the incident took place.
A fashion industry source said, “She had disappeared from the fashion scene for some time and left the country. She returned to India last year and dabbled in fashion choreography and event management,”
Viveka Babajee also tried her luck in movies. She appeared in a few movies between 2000 and 2004 such as Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai. She also worked in South Indian movies....being a human...
06-28-2010, 09:45 AM #3Police confirmed that Kamasutra model Viveka Babajee committed suicide
Police finally received the post-mortem report of model Viveka Babajee and said that her death was a suicide. The 37 year old beauty queen and successful model was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her Continental Building apartment in Bandra on June 25, 2010.
Close friends of Babajee said that the model was depressed for a long time and drank a lot. Her business failed and her relationship with her boyfriend, Gautam Vora hit the rocks. All these made her very upset.
It is believed that on the night of her suicide, she had a big fight with Gautam. From Viveka’s apartment, police confiscated her laptop, cell-phone, diary, a few letters written to her boyfriend Gautam Vora, and a bag with medicine including sleeping pills. It is reported that “I Kill” was written on the last page of her diary.
After the news nobody could say anything about Gautam Vora and police is also looking to question him about Viveka’s death.
From her cell-phone, police also found out that she talked with two people before her death. One was her mother in Mauritius and the other was Gautum. She told her mother, “I am going far away.” Before her death, she all the glasses in her house.
Viveka Babajee’s former boyfriend, Kartik Jobanputra said, “She was never depressed when she was with me. She was supportive, understanding and always eager to find out what others are feeling. She was always concerned about the fact that her actions shouldn’t hurt anybody. I am still in a state of shock and it still feels that she is somewhere around.”
Viveka and Kartik started their event management but it did not do so well. Viveka and Kartik broke up in December 2009....being a human...