Pianist Karan Thomas Joseph, 29, allegedly commits suicide in Mumbai
A day before Suicide Prevention Week, a young musician reportedly jumped to his death in Mumbai. The incident took place in Bandra on Saturday, 9 September.
Karan Thomas Joseph, also known as 'Madfingers', was a pianist. A Bengaluru resident, the 29-year-old artiste had moved to Mumbai recently, to further his career in the music industry.
In Mumbai, he was staying at the home of a friend, at a high-rise called Concorde, in the suburb of Bandra.
On Saturday morning, at around 8.45 am, Thomas suddenly rushed to the window and leapt to his death from the 12th floor flat. His friends, who were in the apartment at the time, rushed Thomas to the nearby Bhabha Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
An accidental death report was filed with the Bandra Police.
It is not known at present if Thomas left behind a note. An India Today report has stated that he had been battling depression for a while.
Thomas didn't seem to have an active social media presence, although his Facebook page included posters of his gigs. He has also uploaded videos of impromptu gigs with Gino Banks and Pink actress Andrea Tariang.
A friend and musical collaborator, Carlton Braganza, had previously described Thomas as a "shy (person) who lived in his own bubble".
Here's a video of one of his performances: