Mumbai, May 9: Veteran Bollywood actor-politician Hema Malini mentioned her secretary Markand Mehta has died of COVID-19 associated complications.
In a heartfelt observe, Malini took to social media late Saturday night to mourn the loss of Mehta, who she mentioned was half of her household.
“With heavy coronary heart I bid farewell to my affiliate of 40 yrs, my secretary, devoted, onerous working, tireless Mehta ji. He was extra a component of my household. We misplaced him to covid. He is irreplaceable & leaves a void that can not be crammed, ever (sic),” Malini wrote on Twitter, alongside footage of Mehta.
Malini”s actor daughter Esha Deol mentioned Mehta, who was in his 80s, might be missed so much.
“He was a member of our household & he’s irreplaceable. He was one of the best for you mamma @dreamgirlhema. What a devoted human. Will miss you our dearest Mehta uncle. May his soul relaxation in peace,” Deol wrote.
Actor Raveena Tandon and singer Pankaj Udhas additionally provided their condolences.
“Heartfelt condolences OmShanti,” Tandon mentioned.
India stories 4,03,738 new COVID19 instances within the final 24 hours, whole loss of life toll at 2,42,362
“Our heartfelt condolences to you and his household might his soul relaxation in everlasting peace Om shanti,” Udhas wrote.
On Saturday, Mumbai reported 2,664 new COVID-19 instances, taking its tally to six,73,235, whereas the loss of life toll within the metropolis elevated to 13,713 with 62 recent fatalities, in keeping with a well being division official.