Gurinder Chadha mourns loss of aunt to coronavirus

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Gurinder Chadha & her aunt

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha has taken to social media to confirm the death of her aunt, who succumbed to the coronavirus illness.

In further heartbreaking news, Chadha revealed that no one from the family could be by the side of her aunt. She added that her children were on video call with her and chanted prayers in her last few moments.

In the post, she wrote, “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 added, “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.”

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