Saturday, May 30, 2020

Raghu Ram’s friend dies of coronavirus, actor says ‘This will never be ok’

"I lost you last night to Covid 19, Abdul. The grief I feel is indescribable, just like that of anyone who ever knew you," Raghu Ram wrote.

 

New Delhi: Roadies fame Raghu Ram has been left in utter shock after the demise of his dear friend, Abdul Raif, who was also his driver once. In an emotional post on Instagram, Raghu shared that he lost Abdul to coronavirus.

Sharing some ancedote featuring Abdul, Raghu recalled how he hired him as a driver in 2009 but his dreams were too big which led him to become the head of production in his company.

In a heart-wrenching note, Raghu wrote: “I lost you last night to Covid 19, Abdul. The grief I feel is indescribable, just like that of anyone who ever knew you. You came into my life in 2009 as Raju, my driver. But you surprised me with who you really were. You were Abdul Rauf. A loving, honest, competent, hard working friend who had dreams, and the courage to go after them. You worked in production of many shows, rising to the top as head of production at Monozygotic.”

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I lost you last night to Covid 19, Abdul. The grief I feel is indescribable, just like that of anyone who ever knew you. You came into my life in 2009 as Raju, my driver. But you surprised me with who you really were. You were Abdul Rauf. A loving, honest, competent, hard working friend who had dreams, and the courage to go after them. You worked in production of many shows, rising to the top as head of production at Monozygotic. You grew into someone we all depended on. You changed your destiny with your effort. There was so much more to achieve, my friend. So many more battles to fight side by side. I can't begin to tell you how much I'll miss you. I still can't believe this virus could extinguish so bright a spark! This was not how it was supposed to end. Goodbye, Abdul. This will never be ok.

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He added, “You grew into someone we all depended on. You changed your destiny with your effort. There was so much more to achieve, my friend. So many more battles to fight side by side. I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ll miss you. I still can’t believe this virus could extinguish so bright a spark! This was not how it was supposed to end. Goodbye, Abdul. This will never be ok,” he added.

Raghu’s brother, Rajiv Lakshman, also paid respect to the lost soul of Abdul and wrote: “RIP Abdul Bhai. My comrade. My brother in arms. Our journey together has been long. And you grew from a driver to the Head of Production in my company. From a colleague to a friend. The purity of your heart and genuine approach to work and friendships have left an indelible mark on me. Sadly, our journey together ended here. This pic is less than a year ago. Us in Ladakh. If only I had known. Love forever, bhaijaan. Zygotes for life… and beyond.”

Meanwhile, India on Friday broke its own 24-hour record adding 6,088 cases in single day as the total number of the novel Coronavirus cases touched 1,18,447.

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