The Young Superstar Whose Short Life has Taught the Biggest Lessons

Sushant Singh Rajput was a young, bright Superstar in the Indian Film Industry.  He was a genius and a maverick and superiorly talented. He was the man with the Midas touch. As a student, he was the winner of the National Olympiad in Physics. An astrophysics enthusiast he was one of the toppers in the engineering entrance exams and went on to study engineering till he got bored of it and dropped off two semesters before earning his degree.

Out of his passion, he became a professional dancer, reaching the top of the profession in a short time. He went on to become one of the most well-known and highest-paid actors on Indian Television before stepping into films. Here too, in a short span of six years, he made a mark with his supreme talent and scaled the arduous heights to become one of the most sought-after stars.

In June 2020, tragedy well, and Sushant’s life was cut short at the promisingly young age of 34.

Sushant Singh Rajput, the iconoclastic, the brilliant, the outstandingly special person led a parallel life away from the arc lights. He started a foundation to educate children and to send them to NASA. In fact, he was able to send two meritorious students to the prestigious Agency.

Rajput turned into an entrepreneur in order to work in the fields of Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies. He was also the Brand Ambassador of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform under the aegis of the Indian Government.

A habitual stargazer, Sushant was most proud of his prized possession – a high-end Meade LX-600 16″ telescope. Deeply interested in multiple disciplines, including Cognitive Science and Behavioural Economics, Sushant Singh Rajput was an avid reader and boast to have in his book collection the treasured six-volume theoretical physics series.

The amazing human being, the extremely charitable person, the non-conforming, the individualistic, and the superlatively intelligent actor lived his short life on his own terms. He is well-known for creating his absolutely luminescent and fantastic vision boards and writing down his famous 50 Dreams.

Having trained at NASA, one of the dreams was his aspiration to be chosen for the 2024 Artemis program.

Before the world lost this wonderful man forever, he had already lived 12 out of his amazing 50 Dreams.

The High Priestess of Hedonism paid a tribute to this one-of-a-kind and an unbelievably wondrous young man by talking about his 50 Dreams.

The 50 Dreams conversation, as a reaffirmation of the genius actor’s brilliance and as life lessons for the Millennial, took place along with a young, hugely talented writer, singer, and painter Maanas Lal, who interspersed the enlightening chat with songs from Sushant Singh Rajput’s films.

Listen to the 50 Dreams and get inspired to infuse your life with magic and meaningfulness!


L. Aruna Dhir
L. Aruna Dhir
L. Aruna Dhir is a Hospitality & Feature Writer and Columnist for some of the world’s highest-ranked Hospitality publications. Her industry writings are syndicated to the finest global hospitality bodies and used as references in case studies and hotel schools. Aruna runs an exclusive channel on the award-winning media digest, BizCatalyst 360° called “Hospitality Matters” based on her hospitality industry insight and commentary. Aruna is a recognized and national-poll winning Corporate Communications Specialist, PR Strategist, and Writer. A seasoned hotelier, Aruna loves to present hospitality industry watch, insights, case studies, and analysis to her ever-increasing base of global readership. Aruna has over two decades of experience in Hospitality Communications and Brand Management and has worked with some of the best global hotel companies. In her last corporate role, Aruna was the Director – Public Relations at The Imperial New Delhi, where she was part of the core group and was responsible for re-launching The Imperial as one of the finest hotels in India and Asia. Aruna’s hotel experience includes leading the Marketing Communications and Public Relations portfolio for flagship properties at The Oberoi Group and Hyatt International. She also helped launch the Vilases as the uber-luxury experiences from the Oberoi stable. As an industry expert, Aruna has launched brands, developed training modules, created standardization dockets on business communication, written manuals, conducted Image Study & Positioning Analysis, and led media campaigns of Australian Ministers in India. Aruna Dhir’s successful work tenure with Australia’s Diplomatic Mission in India in the capacity of Media Relations Officer, saw her working on a host of never-done-before exciting projects including the hugely rewarding organisation of Australia-India New Horizons – Australia’s largest ever Country Promotion. Aruna Dhir is the first-ever Creative Writer for the Indian greeting cards giant – ARCHIES Greetings and Gifts Ltd. The milestone puts her in the league of Helen Steiner Rice and Amanda Bradley. While with the company she came out with several series of cards sold under her byline – an unprecedented feat that has not been repeated since. L. Aruna Dhir also dabbles in poetry and has to her credit two titles of Anthologies published and marketed by Archies G&G Ltd. Aruna serves on the Board of Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues (AELD), a front-running Commonwealth Body that works towards developing leaders and influencers of tomorrow, with Princess Anne as its international President. Aruna has been engaged in freelance work for Doordarshan – the Indian National Television, All India Radio, and Times FM. Academically, L. Aruna Dhir topped at the All-India level in her PG Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising. Aruna has been a Ph.D. scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, akin to an Ivy League in India. She has earned a Senior Management Course Certification from the Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; V Dimension Management Company, London & Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines. Aruna Dhir has represented India to a select group of opinion-makers in the United States, as a Cultural Ambassador under the GSE Program of Rotary International. She has also participated in the IXth Commonwealth Study Conference held in Australia and chaired by Princess Anne. Aruna is a Life Member of the Public Relations Society of India A Freelance Writer since 1987, with articles that have appeared in India’s topmost newspapers and magazines, Aruna is also a blogger, a memoirist with works published on platforms like Medium and a Book reviewer on Goodreads. In her official and personal capacity L. Aruna Dhir has and continues to work on several social awareness projects – People for Animals, Earthquake Relief, National Blind Association, PETA, WSPA,, Friendicoes to name a few. Born at Allahabad (now Prayagraj), one of the world’s oldest known cities, L. Aruna Dhir grew up and did her schooling in Dehradun, regarded as a prominent seat of academia and literature. After being brought up in the sylvan surroundings of the verdant Doon valley, Aruna chose to make the Capital City of Delhi her second home.

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