Piyush Chawla’s Father Dies Of Covid

India cricketer Piyush Chawla’s father  Pramod Kumar died of covid on Monday. The cricketer took to Instagram to share the tragic news saying that his father was suffering from “covid and post covid complications”.

“With deepest grief, we announce that my beloved father, Mr Pramod Kumar Chawla, left for the heavenly abode on 10th May 2021. He was suffering from covid and post covid complications. We invite your kind thoughts and prayers in these difficult times. May his noble soul rest in peace,” Piyush Chawla wrote along with a picture of his father.

Pramod Kumar was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi after testing positive for coronavirus. Piyush Chawla further said, “Life won’t be the same without him anymore, lost my pillar of strength today”. With the unfortunate news, Sachin Tendulkar expressed his grief on Twitter.  “It’s heartbreaking to know about the demise of Piyush’s father. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to him and his family & praying that God gives them all the strength to help endure this loss,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Soon after, former cricketer Irfan Pathan tweeted his condolences. “My dear brother Piyush Chawla’s father, Pramod uncle is no more. My deepest condolences to you & your family. I pray that you go thru this difficult time with patience. Uncle was a great soul and full of life. COVID has taken one more life,” Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter.

Mumbai Indians tweeted – “Our thoughts go out to Piyush Chawla who lost his father, Mr Pramod Kumar Chawla this morning. We are with you and your family in this difficult time. Stay strong”. The leg-spinner was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.40 crore in the players’ auction held in February 2021. However, he didn’t feature in the team in the seven matches they played in IPL 2021.