Indian woman who swayed to ‘Love You Zindagi’ in viral video dies of corona

By: News Desk      Published: 04:02 PM, 14 May, 2021
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A 30-year-old Indian woman in an oxygen mask inside a Covid emergency ward in New Delhi, swaying to a hit Bollywood song, became viral this week when her doctor appealed for prayers to help her come through. The woman died yesterday, said Dr Monika Langeh, in a post on Thursday.  

I am very sorry. We lost the brave girl," Dr Langeh tweeted.

The woman initially did not get a hospital bed. She was later shifted to an ICU ward where her condition was not serious, Dr Langeh had said in a previous post in which she shared a video of the woman waving to the camera and swaying to the tunes of "Love You Zindagi" from the 2016 film 'Dear Zindagi'. The doctor said a "little kid" was waiting for her at home.

The post drew an outpouring of grief and shock on the social media platform already flooded by heart-wrenching stories of Covid victims. A user found the news particularly disturbing after having seen the woman's amazing spirit in the video.

A number of young people have been infected in the deadly second wave of Covid. India has been reporting more than 3 lakh daily cases for a few weeks. Though the daily count has showed some signs of a dip in the past few days after hitting a peak last week, the number of deaths has been over 4,000 for the third day in a row.

On Thursday, the country reported more than 3.40 lakh cases, down from Thursday's 3.60 lakh cases. Delhi reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases and 308 deaths on Thursday, a decline from the peak last week.