With the second deadly wave of the pandemic hitting the globe worldwide many people are losing their dearest and loved ones and in this same series, even the Taarak Mehta star Bhavya’s father dies fighting COVID 19.
Best known for his remarkable performance as Tapu in ace producer Asit Modi’s longest running and hit indian family sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (Sab TV, 2009 – present, TMKOC), Taarak Mehta star Bhavya’s father dies fighting COVID 19.
Bhavya Gandhi who is better loved by his fans and audiences as Tapu is going through most difficult and toughest phase in life and it’s a heart wrenching feeling for his fans too as Taarak Mehta star Bhavya’s father dies fighting COVID 19.
He recently a few days back lost his father due to COVID 19 pandemic and post the entire struggle of an entire month in three different hospitals, his father Vinod Gandhi took his last breath at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai and speaking more about it in details within a recent interview with a leading digital entertainment portal, Bhavya’s mother Yashoda Gandhi opened up on all the struggles which they all had went through for his treatment in the ongoing crisis.
Being totally devastated and heartbroken by her husband’s death, she spoke about their entire family’s struggle and also in a way awakening people who aren’t taking the virus seriously, Yashoda shares, “My husband took utmost precaution ever since this coronavirus came in last year. He not only used to maintain social distancing but his mask used to be always on. He used to keep sanitising his hands and the places he used to sit. Still the virus reached to him. A month back, he suddenly told me I am not feeling well from within so today you don’t stay in this room. Although he didn’t had any symptoms that time. Next morning when I went to check on him in the room he was having a minor fever so I immediately gave him a tablet (Dolo). In later half of the day he said I am feeling pain in my chest. So, I immediately took him to him for chest scanning where in his reports 5% of infection was seen. So, doctor’s suggested me there is nothing to be worried you can isolate him in the home and medication can be done there consulting a specialist. We did that for two days yet he wasn’t getting relief. So we again consulted to another well-known chest physician but his condition remained the same. We again got his CT scan done to understand if the medication is helping him from within and unfortunately we learnt that the infection has doubled up and we have to admit him in the hospital. But I wasn’t getting any hospital. Wherever I was calling they were asking me to register in BMC and when our number will come they will call me. Due to Bhavya’s manager help, I finally found a bed for him at a hospital in Dadar. Where he stayed for two days and then there also doctors told me that he needs an ICU and we don’t have for now. So, please shift him to another hospital after which I had at least made 500 calls searching for the ICU bed. Right from hospitals to politicians to activists to NGO’s to my known ones and few family members also but I couldn’t find an ICU bed for him. Me and my family was devastated completely as we were feeling so helpless at that point of time. But due to God’s grace one of my friend finally managed to arrange for a ICU bed at a small hospital in Goregaon”.
Continuing on same, Yashoda also added, “The struggle didn’t end there as after my husband contracted coronavirus my elder son and daughter in law also tested positive for COVID-19. Both were under self isolation and I had to be home for taking care of them. It was Bhavya who was running to hospitals and making arrangements for his father all alone. Doctor asked us to arrange Remdevisir injection and I literally paid cost of 8 injections for 6 injections. After that they asked me to arrange ‘Toxin’ injection and I feel so bad to tell you jo injection hamare India mein banti hai vo mujhe poore India mein nahi mili. I had to get it imported from Dubai and that to using source and paying 1 lakh for a 45k injection. But that injection also didn’t work for him. At last I had to shift him at Kokilaben, but they were not ready to take him as they said we aren’t taking COVID cases without BMC registration which broke me completely. They told me to take him away but where I would have taken him he was unconscious and on ventilator there was no hope left. I convinced them by showing his condition and after that they finally gave me an ICU bed. After which he stayed there for 15 days before he breathed his last, yesterday”.
Ask her when was the last time she got to see him after admission and Yashoda reveals, “It was on April 23 I got to see him from a distance though he was unconscious and couldn’t see me”.