Mumbai: There seem to be many unanswered questions as to what led to popular Bengaluru pianist Karan Joseph jump to death in Mumbai. A couple of days after his alleged suicide, chilling revelations by his mother and some of his friends are leading to new angles in the investigation. According to Midday reports, Karan Joseph’s mother has said that he spoke of financial distress and having been receiving threats just a day before he allegedly jumped to death from a Bandra high rise where he was ‘chilling’ with Indian-American media entrepreneur Rishi Shah and a female friend.
According to reports, Joseph had come to Mumbai and was living with Shah and the female friend on the 12th floor of Concorde Apartments in Bandra since last month. On Saturday, as Shah and some friends were watching television in the morning, Joseph suddenly got up, ran to the window and jumped down, said the people present in the apartment. His friends immediately informed local police and he was rushed to Bhabha Hospital, were he was declared dead.
While many of Jospeh’s friend have demanded that Shah also be investigated in the case, the entrepreneur has maintained that he shared a friendly relationship with Joseph. Shah has, according to some reports, also claimed to have received calls from Joseph saying he was receiving threats. The police have registered a case of accidental death and are trying to find out reasons that could have led to Joseph’s suicide.
The music industry was taken aback by Joseph’s suicide. Often known as a child prodigy for his piano skills, Joseph had worked with Pentagram on MTV Unplugged and also performed with Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, David Binney, Amit Heri, L. Subramanium and Prasanna.
“Destroyed. Karan Joseph, one of the most incredible Indian musicians has committed suicide. Played with Pentagram on our MTV Unplugged set,” music director Vishal Dadlani tweeted. “He was a genius. He was quite big on the Indie music scene. Wonder what could have pushed him to the brink,” Dadlani said.
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