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Kabir Bedi says he felt guilty after losing son to suicide: ‘I tried to prevent it but I couldn’t’

Kabir Bedi has opened up on the dying of his son Siddharth, who died in 1997 by suicide. The veteran actor spoke about how his dying ‘emotionally devastated’ him and even left him with some quantity of guilt. Kabir addressed how he needed to write down about his failures in addition to successes in his autobiography, which prompted him to dwell upon this part of his life as properly. Also learn: Kabir Bedi regrets not spending extra time together with his kids Pooja and Siddharth

Siddharth was Kabir’s son together with his first spouse Protima, a classical dancer. Siddharth studied at Carnegie Mellon University within the Nineteen Nineties and he was later identified with schizophrenia. He died in 1997 by suicide. He was 26.

At an Aaj Tak occasion, Kabir spoke about his memoir Stories I Must Tell. “Whatever I have written in the book is from my heart. I have written about my tragedies in detail as well. Nobody objected to it because whatever I have written is the truth and they know that. There is nothing to hide there,” he stated.

As the dialog moved to his ‘failures’, he added, “I have had my share of ups and downs, bankruptcy and mistakes which I have written in the book. I suffered great losses due to bad investments. All of this happened when my son was dealing with schizophrenia. I tried to prevent my son from committing suicide but I couldn’t and I felt guilty. At the same time, I went through financial disasters. I would go to auditions and did not know what to do. I lost a lot of work due to that. I was emotionally devastated and from there how I built myself again is all a part of my journey.”

Kabir Bedi made his Bollywood debut in 1971 with Hulchal. He discovered worldwide success together with his Italian TV present Sandokan within the Eighties and appearances in movies like Octopussy in a while. He continued to behave in Hindi movies, switching to character roles after the Nineteen Nineties.

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