Indian-origin British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha took to her Instagram handle on Sunday to reveal that her Bua (Aunt) died due to Coronavirus complications. In a heartfelt post with throwback family pictures, Chadha said that no one from the family could be there with her during her final moments.
Thanking the healthcare staff at the Surrey Hospital in UK, Chadha wrote that two nurses held her hand and helped her see her children through FaceTime. "God bless the #nhsheroes who made my dear aunts passing humane," she wrote.
Chadha's films include "Bhaji on the Beach", "Bend It Like Beckham", "Bride and Prejudice" and more.
Today we said goodbye to my dearest bhuaji /aunt from #covi̇d19 complications. She was my dads little sister She is the aunt sitting down in these final pictures from #viceroyshouse and doted on me. She survived the Partiton of India and sadly for us, her family no one could be with her in person in her final moments 😢 BUT two nurses in the Surrey hospital held her hand, FaceTimed her children who all chanted Sikh prayers during which her soul departed. God bless the #nhsheroes who made my dear aunts passing humane. 🙏🙏🙏
The coronavirus infection which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now spiralled up to infect 114,217 and 15,464 fatalities. Amid increasing coronavirus cases, a senior minister reportedly said that officials are not considering lifting the lockdown, which was enacted almost four weeks ago. While speaking to an international media outlet, Cabinet Office minister, Michael Gove, said that the outbreak is ‘deeply worrying’ as the death toll has now surpassed 15,000. Gove reportedly said that facts and advice are clear at the moment that the country ‘should not be thinking’ of the lifting of the restrictions yet.