India’s top content creator and popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam is mourning the loss of both of his parents due to COVID-19. On June 12, he took to his Instagram to pen an emotional note after informing his followers that his mother and father passed away within a span of a month due to the deadly coronavirus complications.
Mourning the demise of his father Avnindra Bam, who passed away on May 11, and mother Padma Bam, who breathed her last on June 10, Bhuvan shared in an Instagram post: “Lost both my lifelines to covid. Aai aur Baba ke bina kuch bhi pehle jaisa nahi rahega. Ek mahine mein sab bikhar chuka hai. Ghar, sapne, sab kuch. Meri aai mere pass nahi hai, baba mere saath nahi hain. Ab shuru se jeena seekhna padega. Mann nahi kar raha.”
“Was I a good son? Did I do enough to save them? I’ll have to live with these questions forever. Can’t wait to see them again. I wish the day comes soon,” he added.
A statement issued on behalf of Bhuvan’s family reads: “In loving memory of Bhuvan’s beloved father Avnindra Bam (11.05.21) and mother Padma Bam (10.06.21), we are saddened to announce their passing within one month of each other, due to Covid-19. We mourn the loss of these two gentle yet brave souls whose beautiful lives deserve to be beautifully remembered.”
“The past few months have been trying for the family, and we seek everyone’s prayers, support, and sensitivity during this time of grief. To Bhuvan’s fans and well-wishers, we request that you allow him time and space to grieve this immense loss. We carry Aai and Baba’s blessings in our hearts forever.” the statement further says.