Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay meets with a road accident, condition critical

Yogesh K Porwar

Kannada actor ‘Sanchari’ Vijay suffered severe head injuries in a bike accident in the city on Saturday night and is critical.

He is presently in the ICU at Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road,where he underwent a brain surgery on Sunday.

He has suffered haemorrhage in the right part of the brain for which he was operated on.He is yet to regain consciousness.Doctors have said he will be under observation for 48 hours.

Senior officer said,On Saturday,Vijay and some of his friends went to Vaishnavi Apartment in Jayanagar from where they were distributing food packets to the needy,as part of relief work they were doing.

On Saturday late night at around 11:45 PM,Vijay and his friend Naveen started on a bike towards Vijay’s residence.

Both were not wearing helmets.Barely a 100 metres away from the apartment,the bike got skid due to rains and both suffered severe head injuries.

While Vijay has suffered head injury,the bike rider Naveen has suffered a spinal injury and both are in critical condition, police sources said.

A neurosurgeon Arun Nayak,told media persons,The health condition of Sanchari Vijay is very critical.As he had a blood clot in the brain, we have performed a surgery, the next 48 hours is going to be critical he said.

Vijay made his acting debut with 2011 film Rangappa Hogbitna and went on to star in other movies such as Harivu and Oggarane.

He won the National Award for his performance as a transgender in the critically-acclaimed film Naanu Avanalla Avalu.He was last seen in last year’s film ACT 1978.

During the lockdown period,he was associated with the Usire team,to provide oxygen for the Covid-19 victims. He also amplified information about Covid-19 resources through his social media pages.