Former Indian cricketer an owner of a team in Tamil Nadu Cricket league, VB Chandrasekhar committed suicide at his home in Chennai as reported by Hindustan Times.
VB Chandrasekhar was found hanging by a fan in his room in Mylapore, Chennai. He was immediately taken to the Royapettah government hospital for autopsy.
His family told that he took tea at night and after that went into the room. After sometime when he didn’t come out, the family members started to open the door. The door was locked from inside so they tried to get inside via window through which they saw him hanging through a fan.
There were many reports of him being into debts and this might be the reason for ending his life.
Chandrasekhar ran a cricket coaching centre and was friends with Rahul Dravid as his children used to get trained there.
Many cricketers tweeted their condolences:
Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family. 🙏🏻
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2019
Very shocking to hear VB Chandrashekhar indian cricketer is no more.. very sad news .. very young to go.. rest in peace VB.. Big lose ☹️ condolences to the family 🙏🙏 @CSKFansOfficial @ChennaiIPL @BCCI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 15, 2019
Extremely sad & shocked to hear about the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar sir. His consistent efforts made it possible to set the right foundation of the CSK team. He always encouraged & believed in us since very beginning. My deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/g2mtq8wRos
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 15, 2019
Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of V B Chandrasekhar. Was only 57. Went away too soon. Thoughts with the family….heartfelt condolences. R.I.P.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 15, 2019
BCCI regrets to inform that former India opener VB Chandrasekhar is no more. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and his fans.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2019
Deeply saddened and shocked to know about the demise of my good friend VB Chandrasekhar. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul RIP.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2019
One of the main architects behind CSK’s strong foundation and brand of cricket! V B Chandrasekhar’s contribution to TN cricket as a player, mentor and official is immeasurable. He was an intergral part of the Super Kings family and it is truly a personal loss to all of us. 😞 pic.twitter.com/G8AdRdBmTz
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 16, 2019
VB Chandrasekhar died 6 days before his 58th birthday leaving everyone behind mourning.