“This Is How Harsh COVID-19 Is,” Writes Filmmaker Kunal Kohli After His Aunt Dies Of Coronavirus

A file photograph of Kunal Kohli.


  • “COVID has been harsh to our family,” he tweeted
  • “We can’t be together at this time,” he added
  • “This is as painful as the loss,” Kunal Kohli tweeted


Filmmaker Kunal Kohli says his maternal aunt has died in Chicago after an eight week long battle with coronavirus. The filmmaker said it was heartbreaking for the families to not be together in these testing times due to the pandemic.

“Lost my Maasi to COVID after an 8-week struggle in Chicago. We’re a large family that’s really close. We can’t be together at this time. This is as painful as the loss. Seeing my mom, masis and mama’s not being able to be together at this time is really hard,” Kunal posted on Twitter on Saturday.

The director recalled how during the treatment, his cousin sister would go to the hospital, sit in her car and pray for her mother. “This is how harsh COVID is. This isn’t the way to go. Five sisters, three brothers too, but sisters are different, their bond unbreakable. Only death could break it.”

“They taught a family and everyone they touched, the meaning of love, family, giving. COVID has been harsh to our family. Won’t break our love and memories. Miss you Masi,” he added.

The pandemic has killed at least 340,000 people worldwide and infected about 5.3 million, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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