Indian bodybuilder Jagdish Lad passes away due to COVID-19
Jagdish Lad was an Indian bodybuilder who had won numerous awards, including the prestigious Bharat Shri title. He was 34 years old and hailed from Maharastra. He had won the silver medal during the Mr India bodybuilding championship, including a silver at World Championship.
Indian bodybuilder Jagdish Lad is the latest personality to fall prey to the deadly COVID-19. The 39-year-old from Maharashtra breathed his last on Friday in Vadodara.
According to reports, he was on oxygen support in a city hospital for four days. Presently, he is survived by his wife and a daughter.
According to a report by Times of India, Lad was staying in Navi Mumbai for the past few years, while he had quit building and had been struggling financially since the lockdown last year. “He had left bodybuilding four years back. Due to the lockdown, he was struggling financially. He and the bodybuilder here, Lakhan, both didn't get proper treatment, and died due to this reason," said fellow Indian bodybuilder Sameer Dabilkar.
"He was a very nice person. Twice, he had faced off with Sangram Chougule in competitions in Sangli and Mr Maharshtra event. His body structure was very good, and he was a promising bodybuilder. I felt so sad after learning from his death that I came back early from the office,” Greater Bombay Bodybuilding Association treasurer Prabhakar Kadam, told TOI.
Lad had won the prestigious Bharat Shri title, besides winning a silver in the Mr India bodybuilding championship. He had also won a silver at the World Championship and worked his latter days as a gym trainer.
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