Mumbai: Actor Pia Bajpiee said Tuesday her brother passed away after a frantic search for ventilator beds in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. Pia Bajpiee predominantly works in Tamil and Telugu cinema. She took to Twitter and posted an SOS call. Bajpiee wrote that she urgently required a ventilator bed as her brother was ‘dying’. She however, didn’t specify if he had COVID-19.
“I need urgent help in district Farukhabad, Kayamganj block, UP. A bed with ventilator. My brother is dying. Any lead please help. Please contact if you know anybody… We are already in mess (sic),” the 27-year-old actor wrote. Almost two hours later, the Ko actor tweeted, “My brother is no more.”
Bollywood personalities like actors Vineet Kumar Singh, Danish Husain, filmmaker Onir and producer Guneet Monga among others offered their condolences to Bajpiee.
For days now, Uttar Pradesh has figured among the 10 biggest contributors to India’s COVID-19 tally. According to an official statement, the state recorded 29,192 fresh COVID-19 cases Monday. It pushed Uttar Pradesh’s total tally to 13,42,413 while 288 more fatalities took the death toll to 13,447.