Published on 04 Jun 2013 | over 4 years ago
Bollywood's ten big tragic suicides
Guru Dutt was the first among Bollywood stars who committed suicide due to a combination of excessive alcohol and sleeping pills on October 10, 1964. He had a raging love affair with Waheeda Rehman and a running quarrel with his wife Geeta Dutt. Before his suicide, Guru Dutt reportedly wanted to meet his children, but was not allowed to. The famed director ended his life.
Actress Parveen Babi, 55, committed suicide on January 20, 2005. She however died in her sleep in Mumbai, and had complications from diabetes. Police ruled out any foul play.
Divya Bharti, 19, fell to her death from her husband's apartment building in Mumbai on April 5, 1993. Police investigated the case and closed it after five years, as it could not reach a conclusion as to whether it was an accidental death, suicide or murder.
Silk Smitha, 35, the girl from the South with the "thundering thighs" committed suicide in Chennai on September 23, 1996. Failure in love, alcoholism and depression and financial losses were said to be the reasons behind her suicide.
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