'I failed': Barkha Dutt on her father's demise due to COVID-19: Abhishek to Taapsee, celebs offer condolences
Barkha Dutt's father, SP Dutt passed away after battling Covid-19. Ministers and actors started pouring heartfelt condolences to the entire family for the loss.
Senior journalist Barkha Dutt today (April 27, 2021) morning, share her father SP Dutt passing news. He was an Air India official and passed away after battling with the Covid-19.
Barkha opened up about the whole incident and his last words in a series of tweets. She mentioned that she couldn't keep her word of bringing him back home in two days.
She tweeted, "The kindest, loveliest man I have ever known, my father Speedy, lost the COVID battle and died this morning. When I took him to hospital, against his will, I promised I would bring him home in two days. I couldn't keep my word. I failed. He never broke a promise he made to us."
Barkha also thanked the doctors and other frontline workers in the hospital where he was being treated, "My father's last words to me were: "I'm choking, treat me"- to all the doctors at Medanta, nurses, ward staff, security guards, ambulance drivers, my gratitude for trying so hard."
She continued in another tweet, "My father loved to invent things, make trains, planes and of course, his grandchildren. I'd like to remember Speedy as the handsome man, eccentric scientist, doting father who gave my sister and I wings, than to think of him strapped to pipes. My best tribute to him is to redouble my commitment to report Covid on the ground & give voice to those who don't have one."
Within a few minutes, several political leaders and actors started pouring heartfelt condolences to the entire family for the loss. Abhishek Bachchan wrote, "My deepest condolences to you Barkha. May God give you and the family strength during this very difficult time."
Actress-politician Smriti Irani also offered her heartfelt condolences with a tweet.
Taapsee Pannu's tweet read, "Big hug for you Barkha."
Farhan Akhtar's tweet read, "So sorry for your loss Barkha. Deepest condolences. ❤️🙏🏽 RIP."
Mini Mathur wrote, "So so sorry for your loss Barkha. This is heartbreaking".
Aditi Rao Hydari tweeted, "Deepest condolences, love and healing to you and the family."
Kangana Ranaut tweets,"This is very tragic ... our condolences to the whole family Folded hands"