Actress-comedian Mallika Dua's mother and renowned journalist Vinod Dua's wife Chinna Dua has succumbed to coronavirus. Chinna Dua had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in May. She has been keeping her followers updated about her health on Instagram. Actress-politician Bina Kak took to Instagram to share the sad news of her darling friend. Bina shared a picture of Chinna and penned an emotional note.
She wrote, 'You suffered a lot dear Chinna.. Now RIP much love.' Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai also tweeted about her death. He wrote, 'The fiesty, gregarious, Dr Padmavati 'Chinna' Dua, wife of veteran journalist Vinod Dua passed away of Covid 19 after battling it for weeks. Prayers with the family... words are just not enough in these heartbreaking times.' Back in May, Mallika had also tested positive for the virus. While talking about her mother, Mallika said that her condition is still critical and that she has been on an ECMO plus ventilator.
Netizens took to social media to share their heartfelt condolences. A Twitter user shared an Instagram post of Chinna singing a song and mourned her demise. Another Twitter user wrote, 'I didn't know her personally, some friends did, yet it hurts...'
On May 15, Chinna Dua shared her Covid-19 diagnosis with her Instagram followers. She wrote, '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.'