Kabir Bedi opens up on his son Siddharth Bedi’s suicide: We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong

Kabir Bedi’s son Siddharth Bedi had died of suicide in 1997 and it was also reported that he was schizophrenic.
Kabir Bedi opens up on his son Siddharth Bedi’s suicide: We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong Kabir Bedi opens up on his son Siddharth Bedi’s suicide: We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong
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Kabir Bedi has been making a lot of buzz these days courtesy his upcoming autobiography, Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Journey of an Actor. The senior actor has opened up on several aspects of his life, from his journey in showbiz to his marriages, relationship with Parveen Babi and much more. And while Kabir is set to launch his book soon, he has also opened up about his son Siddharth’s suicide lately and how it had affected the entire family.

Speaking to Bollywood Hungama about it, Kabir said that while his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, they weren’t aware of it initially and struggled to battle the ‘unknown ghosts. He also recalled how Siddharth had a violent breakdown on Montreal streets and was controlled by as many as eight policemen. “Siddharth was a very brilliant young man... He was exceptional in his abilities, and then suddenly, one day, he couldn't think. We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong, and for three years, we battled these unknown ghosts, and eventually, he had this extremely violent breakout in the streets of Montreal, and it took eight policemen to nail him down. And then, the doctors in Montreal finally diagnosed him as schizophrenic,” Kabir had told Bollywood Hungama.

He also mentioned that while the entire family tried to battle Siddharth’s illness, they had lost the battle in 1997 when he had died by suicide and also emphasised that he still has a pang of guilt for the same. “In the end, I lost, he chose to go,” Kabir added.

If you need support or know someone who is struggling, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist or speak to someone about it. There are several helplines available for the same.

Also Read: Kabir Bedi opens up on how he, Mahesh Bhatt, and Danny Denzongpa met at Parveen Babi’s funeral in his memoir

Anonymous 2 months ago

it's sad when parents lose their children at a young age...RIP

Anonymous 2 months ago

I feel sorry for the parents. It’s sad, I hope someday they will find cure for this disease.

Anonymous 2 months ago

sad

Anonymous 2 months ago

Really sad

Anonymous 2 months ago

I vaguely remember reading about this.. I was super young then.