After a prolonged battle with COVID-19, actor-comedian Mallika Dua’s mother Dr. Padmavati Dua passed away on Friday. On May 15, Dr. Dua, also known as Chinna Dua by her friends, was admitted to the hospital after contracting COVID, along with her husband veteran journalist Vinod Dua. She was 61.
Sharing the news on her Instagram stories, a grief-stricken Mallika wrote, “She left us last night. My whole heart. My whole life. The only God I know. My Amma I’m sorry I couldn’t save you. You fought so hard my mama. My precious. My heart. You’re my whole life."
In another story, Mallika wrote, "It's not about my loss and grief. It's about a life cut short. I always knew I didn't deserve her. But she deserved to live. I don't know if I will ever be able to pray again."
On May 15, Chinna had shared her Covid-19 diagnosis with her followers on Instagram. "Hi all. Day before on 13th May, I started having difficulty in breathing. My doc by listening to my voice said that i was going into cytokine storm & need monitoring. We were admitted to St Stephen's hospital on 13.5.21 but my condition progressed, requiring ICU but bed wasn't available there. Last night we got admitted to Medanta. Vinod is in the room on 5 Litre intermittent oxygen. I am on 15 Litre & breathless. It will take some time to recover. Need all good wishes, blessings & prayers of all. God bless you all always. Stay safe, stay home, stay healthy," she had written.