Sushant Divgikr on fire tragedy at their house: All my awards and important documents are gone, it’s so traumatic

Performer Sushant Divgikr faced a nightmarish scenario when a fire broke out at their Mumbai residence recently, leaving them in a state of shock. “Our living room air conditioner suddenly exploded, sparking an immediate blaze. Despite our efforts to extinguish it, the flames quickly spread to the drapes and furniture, finally reaching the kitchen and my office area. Luckily, the gas cylinder was spared,” they recounted, expressing their relief that the fire did not travel to the gas line as it could have led to a catastrophic explosion. The moment the AC exploded was terrifying as we were right there, in close proximity,” they added.

Sushant Divgikr Reflects on the Recent Fire at Their Home

Divgikr, also a prominent LGBTQIA+ advocate, noted it was “miraculous” that despite the presence of seniors and toddlers in the home, everyone remained safe.

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“My mother, sister-in-law, my niece, my manager, and our domestic worker were there at the time. I was particularly concerned for my mother, as she is dealing with a ligament injury which made her mobility challenging,” revealed the 33-year-old. “We managed to get out just in time and call for emergency services. Despite election-related disruptions and road closures, the firefighters were prompt in their response, for which I am immensely grateful. Things could have taken a tragic turn. Our entire building was evacuated, and we were outside when the rescue team arrived,” they described.

The artist, who recently launched their career with the film ‘Thank You For Coming’ in 2023, feels fortunate the situation was brought under control swiftly but is emotionally impacted by the loss of treasured mementos. “Sadly, I’ve lost about eighty-five percent of what I cherished in my home—national and international accolades, vital documents, cherished memories, press articles, jewelry, and makeup. Everything collapsed! The emotional impact is overwhelming, though I recognize that material possessions can be replaced. Life is precious and that’s what matters,” Divgikr shared, their voice resonating with the distress of the ordeal.

A Glimpse at the Fire-Damaged Home:

Sushant Divgikr's home after the fire
Aftermath of the Fire at Sushant Divgikr’s Residence

As Divgikr and their family navigate through the difficult period following the fire, they anticipate a lengthy road to recovery from the trauma. “I think seeking therapy might be necessary for me to fully heal from this shock. I may now develop a phobia of confined spaces, and turning on the AC would probably cause anxiety. I’m staying at a hotel at the moment, and searching for a rental property to temporarily settle in,” they concluded with a hopeful perspective on the journey ahead.

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