Bengaluru, June 14: National award-winning Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay, who had been in a coma after grievously injured in a road accident on Sunday, was declared brain-dead on Monday.
The accident took place on Saturday night, in Bannerghatta road when Sancahri of Naanu Avanalla Avalu fame was returning on a bike, after meeting his friend.
Addressing a press conference, Dr Arun Nayak said that Vijay’s condition has been deteriorating since he was taken to hospital on Sunday. He did not respond to treatment. The doctors suggested he had suffered severe and probably irreversible brain damage, indicating chances of survival is less.
“We are monitoring his medical condition constantly and are providing him with the best possible treatment,” Dr Nayak said.
Meanwhile, family members have decided to donate his organs.
“Sanchari Vijay was in a serious condition when we received him in the Emergency Department. A CT scan of the brain was done which showed very severe brain injury in addition to a subdural hematoma (brain bleeding). Immediate brain surgery was done to remove the brain haemorrhage,” said Dr Arun Nayak, who is treating the actor, on Sunday.
“Currently, he is in the Neuro ICU with full life support and that the actor is in a coma state and the next 48 hours are very critical. “We are monitoring his medical condition constantly and are providing him with the best possible treatment,” the neurosurgeon said.
The hospital is expected to release a fresh heakth bulletin today.
Few reports also suggest that the actor along with his friends were distributing free ration kits and essentials to the needy, hit by COVID-19 pandemic.
Vijay is basically a theatre articst and has appeared in a slew of Kannada films including Dasavala, Harivu, Oggarane, Killing Veerappan, Varthamana and Sipaayi among others. The actor has done some Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films as well.
He shot to fame with his performance as a transgender person in the critically-acclaimed movie Naanu Avanalla Avalu, which also fetched him his first National Award.
The 38-year-old actor made his acting debut with the 2011 film Rangappa Hogbitna. Sanchari Vijay was last seen in the 2020 Kannada film ACT 1978.