06/28/2010 10:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Viveka Babaji Dead: Indian Supermodel Commits Suicide At Age 37 (VIDEO, PHOTOS Of Her Life)

Indian supermodel Viveka Babaji was found dead in Bandra, Mumbai on Friday after hanging herself from a ceiling fan, The Telegraph India reports. Viveka walked in numerous runway shows, posed for Kamasutra, Coca-Cola and Live In Jeans and was a former Miss World contestant. She was 37 years old.

According to, Babaji called both her mother and boyfriend before killing herself and broke everything in her house. Her friends said that she had been drinking a lot lately, "way over what she used to. She once lost her cool during the rehearsal of an event recently. She shouted at people, asking, 'Do you have any idea what I'm going through?'"

Babaji had supposedly struggled with depression for some time and attempted suicide in the past several times.

She was born in Mauritius and crowned Miss Mauritius in 1993.