Actor Rituraj Singh dies of sudden cardiac arrest

Rituraj Singh, known for starring in films such as Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) and Satyameva Jayate 2 (2021) apart from popular television shows such as Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii,

Rituraj Singh is survived by wife Charu Singh and two children. The actor was 59.

Amit Behl, actor and a friend of Singh, confirmed the news to PTI, ‘He had been hospitalized due to some stomach issues and was discharged a few days ago. He passed away around 12.30 am at his home due to a cardiac arrest.’

Rituraj Singh was born in 1964 in Rajasthan, and his acting career had started in 1992 with the English film ‘Miss Beatty’s Children.’

Singh had been active till recently, starring in the popular show ‘Anupamaa.’

Milap Zaveri, who directed him in Satyameva Jayate 2, says, ‘He was so full of life, and so passionate about his work. He used to rehearse all his dialogues well in advance with me and John (Abraham). Genuinely was a pleasure working with him. A gentleman and a great actor. His passing away is A huge loss.’

Link between pancreatic illness and cardiac arrest

Medical experts suggest that while pancreatic illness can’t cause cardiac arrest directly,  hidden or undiagnosed heart conditions as well as risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, smoking, a stressful or sedentary lifestyle can all be contributing factors

These risk factors along with pancreatic illness can make one vulnerable to cardiac arrest, as blockages interfere with electric impulses of the heart. An infection like acute pancreatitis, can also cause increased inflammation in the body, leading to narrowing of arteries.

Stress cardiomyopathy is another factor affecting patients suffering from acute pancreatitis.

This condition stresses out the body, which produces adrenaline to counter this. The excess adrenaline narrows the arteries and decreases the blood flow to the heart, also causing more calcium to enter the cells than is required, preventing the heart from beating properly, triggering arrhythmia, stopping the heart and leading to a sudden cardiac arrest.

After Rituraj Singh’s passing, old photos from his theatre days with Shah Rukh Khan have gone viral as fans fondly remembered the actor.