KARAN JOSEPH’S DEMISE: SUICIDE OR NOT?

 When artists are reported to have committed suicide, their vulnerability due to the mentally and emotionally demanding nature of their work makes it believable without proper questioning. The same seems to have been the case with regards to the tragic demise of KARAN JOSEPH, a renowned Pianist and great human being and pure soul, as described by most of his acquaintances. Without further delay, I would simply like to jump to the chain of events, available on social media for all to investigate, just 24 hours before the fatal jump.  Here it goes,


On 8th Sept, Karan Joseph shared a post on his Facebook timeline. The main concern raised in this post was the disgust people felt towards this one particular person named Rishi Shah. The comments were harsh and hard hitting and filled with genuine hatred towards him. Through all the comments in this post thread, Rishi Shah seems to come across as a rude, arrogant and dreaded individual in the independent music scene.


When you go through the comments further you see Karan Joseph’s comments on the post as well. This was just 12 hours before the fatal jump.


So evidently, sharing this post was a clear sign of supporting the hate brigade against Rishi Shah, who clearly seems to deserve it if you check his attitude and waywardness in few available videos and posts. 



Well, now the RaveWORLDMEDIA accounts have been deleted. There was also an FB live session of Rishi Shah with Karan Joseph which took place last Friday worth observing, which has also been taken down. To me, the video gave a feel of bullying and dominance.
Well now we come to the end of this, where I shall share one final piece of information and leave you to think about the question, ‘Does this really seem like a Suicide?’



So? To sum it up, (though I do not need to I am sure) Karan lived in this person’s house yet chose to post against him. That being his last post and that being the last person he was with.
There is more to this assumed case of suicide, and people who knew Karan know this. 


Let’s push for truth.

RIP dear Karan Joseph.


p.s.: If anyone of you recollects any incidence; small or big, relevant or irrelevant, that your instinct says might add a piece to this mystery, please write it in the comment.






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  1. I am behind you! Karan loved his music too much to do anything like that... He didn't jump.
    Rudy.

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  2. This should be investigated. It obviously isnt what it's made out to be. We should do everything we can to uncover the truth for his parent's and family's sake.

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  3. I am ready to dedicate my full support for this investigation.

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  4. I am ready to dedicate my full support for this investigation.

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  5. Once all friends have priced together the information i think we can get homegrown or someone online to post an account of that night based solely on friends accounts of the night starting with the Facebook post about Spazz and how it progressed-- as well as all the information we can find about this rishi guy - big, small- every piece counts

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  6. Isn't Karan's reply to his own comment just minutes before the jump at 8:36?

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    1. That seems absolutely correct. Can't we confirm from his FB?

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    2. I just checked. It was literally minutes before he "jumped". Seems quite unlikely that he would choose that to be one of the last things he did.

      Screenshot:
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-q6mqwIyh0tYk5URjc5U0tQaTg

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  7. I am very happy that this article has surfaced and will do my best to make sure it reaches out to people.

    My observations -

    1. Rishi shah would not delete Rave Magazine Facebook page if he had nothing to hide.

    2. What does a small time man in the music scene like Rishi shah require a bouncer in his house for?

    3. Why does a large percent of artists in the Indian independent music scene believe that Karan should take care of himself around Rishi.. and why would they post about it publicly on social media?

    4. Why does Rishi ask Karan in a live stream video on social media "why do people hate me" and "why do people like you?" Clearly some kind of twisted way of putting someone in a spot.. maybe some kind of jealousy existed?

    5. What kind of an alibi is "we were watching TV at 8:45am.. when suddenly karan opens the window and jumps out". How could you be watching TV at 8:45am when you were partying late into the night. Also, no musician I know would even bother to switch on their TV, let alone at 8:45am on a satutday morning.

    6. Rishi Shahs credibility to pay musicians their promised sum is questionable. One cannot ignore the fact that his alibi is not credible either.

    -Joshua Lewis

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  8. i am the last person to judge people but i have met rishi once and thought he was the most arrogant twisted manupilative guy i ever met . really bad energy....before i read about rishi`s involvement i knew had had something to do with this.....my prayers and with his family and friends and i hope rishi gets what he deserves....

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  9. I spoke to Karan 30 mins before this happened, he called me once and I cut the call as I was busy since it was my evening as I'm in Portland USA atm, I messaged him saying I will call him back but by then my phone was buzzing again so I answered it and spoke with him; asking him how he his and he kept laughing so I asked him if he was tripping but he replied saying no. However at the end of our conversation he asked me if I knew his friend Rishi and I said no after which he mentioned that everyone was tripping on him to which I replied saying not to worry and that it's in his head since I assumed he was intoxicated, in all that laughter he hung up as we said our good byes casually and messaged right after apologising for his friends behaviour and that he misses me. I replied back saying no worries only to find out a few hours later that he was gone. I don't know if this would be helpful information but it's all I have left of him are those messages. May he keep smiling as I remember it, when I think of him it's all I see is that smile.
    My name is Avisa keskar

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    1. Please do inform the authorities. These are important pieces of the puzzle coming out

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    2. Abhishek, don't buy her shit. She's been planted. The real story is elsewhere

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    3. Avisa Keskar is not a planted individual she is a good friend to many of us in the industry. Also whoever this 'Unknown' character is, seems to be a plant more than anything. No prizes for guessing who.

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    4. Karan was being beaten up at the time Avisa claims he called her, '"laughing'. he was mortified of Rishi clearly. There's no way he sounded happy through that conversation

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    5. https://youtu.be/fdOBFTwSEso
      truth is all out on NewsX. #JusticeforKaran

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    6. newsX, thanking you on everyones behalf for giving us new hope! kudos

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  11. In the abusive post shared via Rave World, I saw, Karan had replied 'Fuck Off' in the comments section. The post was later taken down.
    Karan even shared Clayton Hogermeer post later in support of Rohan Mazumdar.

    Karan did not take his own life.

    This Rishi guy needs to be investigated and questioned thoroughly.
    Something's definitely not right . .

    - Shannon Pereira

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  12. I've gigged with Karan and even though it may seem as per the article that he was depressed, his verbatim on the FB chats,minutes before his death show that he had his thoughts in place and was quite sane. This is a seriously 'suspect' situation with no proof as to what happened early that morning at 8.45am when they were supposedly watching TV . Why in the world would Karan jump off the window when Rishi was at home with him and was there a possibility (of intended intoxication if any) to probe karan to jump / was there any tiff between Rishi and Karan due to which he was pushed out accidentally and later made to look like an intentional suicidal accident due to depression?. I really hope we don't let this go without a thorough investigation and whoever is looking through the Post mortem reports and liasing with the legal team / police , please explore all possibilities and motives of This suspect RISHI SHAH guy and every person present in the room when this happened and what they did that entire night or of neighbours heard anything. Karan has been living there since a month they say, if he was terminally depressed, he would committed suicide alone and such people also tend to withdraw from social gatherings, social media interactions for sure and also they body language or verbatim towards people would suggest clues of him feeling secluded , lonely and disturbed which isn't the case.

    Think about it rationally and you 'll get the answer. Hope we get clarity of exact happenings.

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  13. COMMENTS ON FB
    Adil Rashid: "We as a band, underground authority, have faced intimidation from this guy. He talks initially like he wants to help but then turns tail and takes advantage of you, and uses all his resources to strong arm you. We have faced this. And it's not at all wrong to assume that any musician that this guy has dealt with has had to face the same."

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    1. Mehak I ve been trying to get in touch with you. I spoke to Karan two weeks back and I feel like there are something's I need to point out in the conversation .

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    2. there's no option to message you and hence i ve added you..

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  14. COMMENTS ON FB
    Sonia Teresa Saigal : "Karan was a peaceful soul ....and with all his problems I don't see him jumping out of a 12th floor building ....when has everybody felt perfectly fine in life all the time ....NEVER......don't u think if he wanted to commit suicide he would have gone in amore peaceful way ....!!!.ThERE ARE LESS TERRIFYING WAYS TO COMPLETE THE JOB !!!!
    Ive known him since he was in his teens and was starting to get on the scene .....what has happened to him is not right at all....all these stories that people are perpetuating to bad mouth him is a load of shit!!! And it is on the behest of some some god ugly human being inside out ...who I think has no business being a human being at all because he isn't ...when I saw the video of him and Karan I thought to myself ... who is this ..Voldemort in real life ??? Because he was demeaning bullying and absolute disrespectful the way he spoke......little did I know that he would be instrumental in Karan's demise......
    The truth has to found out this guy has got to be punished ....and the law has to stop getting sold out .....From what I've heard and many people know he had altercation with Karan that night and it could have easily gone too far...sure it's easy to speculate and come up with a lot of variables in play ...but anyone with half a brain.....would know that SOMETHING HERE STINKS WORSE THAN A CARCASS and Karan may his soul rest in peace is not here to defend himself ......So .....I am saying it .....even if nobody else wants too.....There is definitely foul play here ....and it is our job to find out the truth so that people cannot do this and think they can get away with shit ..because they have contacts or are loaded.....!!!! I pray that divine justice is also in play here and he gets his as badly as he has dished it out. To so many ........"

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    1. This is was a response from the rave team ( Vidhi shah) For the Love of Music:

      Karan Joseph, to me, represented everything that was pure, beautiful and possible in music.

      Instead of focusing on the way he died, I would like to tell you about the way he lived.

      I only knew him for 35 days. In a way, we lived, breathed, ate, drank, laughed and cried together everyday, united by and for, THE LOVE OF MUSIC.

      I have never met any musician that was as prodigal, proficient and practiced, who would jam, play or perform with any musician or singer, regardless of their musical ability.

      Shit, he even jammed with me. If you ever had the privilege to play with Karan Joseph, you have had that feeling that you could “MAKE IT, MAN!”

      That is what Karan was, is and will always be, the eternal light that music is meant to be.

      In the 5 weeks that I spent with him, we shared 5 lifetimes of music, 5 lifetimes of pain and 5 lifetimes of joy.

      For me, he is the first star that I have witnessed go supernova.

      He woke up everyday, with the childish hope of tickling his keys for an audience - ANY AUDIENCE.

      If he could make one person smile with his music, for him, he made the world smile. He made me smile with every note he played.

      I was the last person he spoke to, cried to and recorded music with.

      I saw him take his last step, into thin air, and I know that with his last breath, he did not fall….he flew.

      I will miss you, my friend, my brother, my heart, with every beat and through every bar.

      You were too good for this world, Karan, and I shall meet you in the next one and I KNOWS you won’t be late!

      Say hi to Jerry for me, brah!

      Fly on.

      For the love of music,
      Rishi & RAVE

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  16. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/pianist-jumps-from-bandra-high-rise/article19653408.ece

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  17. Every single article has a new story !! So fishy

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  20. A friend of mine had a very nasty experience with Rishi last year and stayed with him for an extended period, too. He's also got mails and messages from him to prove what an aggressive loon he was. He would love to share his info if it helps in any way, but he's not so comfortable doing this in the comments. Is there an email ID/contact number that he can contact you on?

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    1. please email on mohuadazz@gmail.com asap. thank you.

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    2. hello pooja did you friend share this information pls? it will be truly helpful. ask toconnect to me on fb or better still,
      Please call the inspector in charge of the case: ±918291556996

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    1. He has no money also .......

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    2. tang please Please call the inspector in charge of the case: ±918291556996
      and provide any information that you have

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  22. I don't know Karan personally but I'm with you a 100% on this. May his soul rest in peace.

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  23. This really does need to be thoroughly looked into. Karan was an amazing musician and a genuinely beautiful human being. He inspired me a lot, and will always continue to. R.I.P Karan :(

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  24. Has anyone mentioned yet, that there were intoxicants (always) involved in all such sororities and 'indie scene' gatherings. My point is not about the drugs per say, Yet it can be very detrimental and destructive amongst over-zealous professionals and very sensitive (almost autistic) gifted artists. It has happened many times before. We suffered a big loss ! The Light went out ...

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    1. No alcohol or any kind of drug found in post-mortem.

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    2. Hi Rohan. Like I said in my comment, its not about the person or the drugs per say. Yet it casts a big shadow on the lives of musicians and professionals. I am attempting to throw light (much needed attention) on the problem of consumption colliding with competition, jealousy and fall-outs. Karan needed help. He needed psychological or even personal compassion, love and care from many of the people who knew his situation as well his stupendous talent.

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  26. Me and Karan went to school together! I have sat next to Karan for the longest time in class! I am sure he is stronger than this! I am in full support for a detailed investigation!

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  27. What kind of post is this? Does this seem like a blog topic to you? If there is some foul play the police will get to the bottom of it. Writing and giving your opinion on something so sensitive just goes to show the lack of decency on your part. Disgusting!

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    1. Dear Esther, we all are disturbed by the tragic incidence and thus shall not take any offense at your comment, would infact answer it. This post was written at a point when the demise was declared as a suucide without any probe into any other possible angle. This was not a blog, but a plea for people to observe this evident trail of events, which could not be avoided or ignored, and come forward with any kind of information they have. which did work and all the information that we could gather because of this post has been directed to right authorities. We too hope that the police get to the bottom of this. Apologies to all, if any feelings have been hurt in the process.
      God Bless.

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    2. Hello Esther ! This is not blog post. Infact its only because when this information surfaced people started to share things and lets hope truth is in light soon.

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  28. I'm Niko - I've known Karan most of my life we first met when we were wee toddlers at the age of 4 and have had a special connection ever since , he was always a gentle soul never ever spoke ill of anyone and always tried to put people around him up on a pedestal even if they weren't deserving of his love, he always had a beautiful way of seeing the good in people even if everyone around him found it hard to see the same he always found a way to, he was a bit shy when it came to taking a video but always looked overly happy on camera and I guess that was his way of coping when nervous, a few weeks ago I watched an live feed interview lead by Rishi Shah and something about Karan seemed different he seemed a overly nervous and disturbed not his usual self, his soulful smile was missing and he was nervously playing his keyboard(with it not even on or connected) as Rishi asked him questions with what I felt was a bit of a rude tone and it seemed to bother karan but continues as he never liked to confront anyone. This interview stuck in my mind for weeks and I spoke of it to a few friends wondering if he was ok.. We spoke a few times a year but he always had made it a point to come visit me in. Bangalore to either jam or just chat over a few drinks, he spent 2016-2017 new years at my house in blr and was a truly special evening filled with music food and love. I really doubt he was capable of taking his own life as I have seen him go through harder times when he lived in bangalore and he always pulled himself back up and later told me that his life in Bombay was wayyyy better and he was so happy with all the friends he had out there.. He was too sweet a soul to even think of taking his own life.

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  29. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_6lIz7dyQg

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    1. Wow, Rishi, you' re audacity and body language well done with hat facade!!!

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    2. Being a man of no conscience as clearly to be seen!!! i really hope with all the support of karan's friends, the truth be unveiled soon!!!!

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  30. In case someone has not seen this post from Bianca... I'm copying and pasting it.

    "Bianca Love ATTN: All of Karan Joseph's friends and contributors to the investigation
    Please call the inspector in charge of the case: ±918291556996
    Please call him and give him all the information you know, and all the dirt on the scumbag possible.

    I called the Bandra police station from New Orleans, and they directed me to this officer. HE IS THE ONE WHO CAN INDICT RISHI. He spoke to me for a while and told me that the maid at rishi's house was definitely paid - she kept her mouth shut.
    Tell him the whole story. Try to meet him if possible with evidence. I have full faith that the crackhead can be brought to justice."

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  31. Rishi tapes all artistes with muntiple video camera setups at famous rec studios. Artists were recorded all the time from the time they would enter till they left the studio as he was wanted to know what they were discussing. That's the insecure person he is. These tapes were backed up by the same video guys , so anything on that front could help.
    Rishi is a shady character and his way of handling young artist very disturbing.
    Also the cops shd talk to his assistant Vidhi Shah, shd help in knowing more details about Rishi Shah.
    RIP Karan.

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  32. Had written this after my interaction with Rishi Shah which left me very frustrated
    Thought it would be the right time to share this

    Running out a sweat, all to clear my head.
    Been around the circus & I stood up to the ruckus.

    Now I'm in and out of projects and, still searching for my shit.
    Then came, the opportunity, to take up a stint.
    Years and years of waiting,
    I'm back, stuck, behind in line.

    Don't recommend me to this nut job.
    It's a waste of time.
    If you love, your life, your freedom.
    Get the hell out, this time.

    We train to do, what we do,
    And for years have given our best.
    Hands off the Console Vader.
    Your eq-ing out the best.

    You know not what ur doing.
    Your fancy words don't rhyme, forget about producing, especially when you can't keep up time.

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    1. :( please can you connect on facebook ? or email on mirza.mehk@gmail.com?

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  33. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155424528485660&id=671540659

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