Viveka Babajee was a beauty titlist turned model turned actress who became popular in Philippines after being involved in the 1994 Manila Film Festival Scam where during the awards night, Babajee was overheard as saying her classic line “take it, take it” to a male co-presenter, as she gave the envelope containing the name of actress Aiko Melendez. Joining them on stage was actress Gretchen Barretto. She represented Mauritius in 1993 Miss Universe pageant.
Reports said that Viveka Babajee, 37, was found hanging inside her apartment in Khar, Mumbai. The rope was tied to a ceiling fan, police said. Probers said that Babajee committed suicide due to depression. Unconfirmed reports said that she got depressed when she broke up with her boyfriend. They also found a suicide note in the crime scene.
More details from Manila Bulletin. Special thanks to my friend Tiza for giving me the heads up on this news.
Our condolences to her family. May Viveka’s soul finally rest in peace.