Bappi Lahiri in ICU after testing positive for coronavirus
Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for COVID-19 and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), reports said on Thursday. His son, Bappa, who was in Los Angeles is back in Mumbai to look after the 68-year-old celebrity. Confirming the diagnosis on Wednesday, his daughter Reema Lahiri Bansal had said earlier that he is admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital.
'Tested positive despite exercising utmost precaution'
On behalf of Lahiri, his spokesperson said, "Despite utmost precautions, unfortunately, Mr. Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for COVID-19 (sic)." The music composer's family has requested everyone who came in contact with him recently to get themselves tested. "He seeks blessings and wishes of his fans, friends, and everyone from India and abroad, (sic)" his spokesperson added.
Lahiri was detected with mild COVID-19 symptoms
Separately, Bansal's statement had revealed that he was detected with mild coronavirus symptoms. "He has been admitted under the care of Dr. Udwadia at Breach Candy Hospital purely as a precautionary measure due to his age. He will be fine and home soon," she had said. And today Bappa said that Lahiri already has a pulmonary condition and this is a reason for concern.
He is stable, informed son Bappa
"My father is stable now. But he is in the ICU. But the reason for concern is, he already has a pulmonary condition. We can't meet him. We are relieved that he is getting the best care possible," he told Bollywood Hungama.
Earlier, Lahiri had revealed that he registered himself for vaccine
Earlier, Lahiri had expressed his excitement after finding out he is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. "As soon as I found out that us over 60's and those aged between 45-59 with a specified co-morbidity are now able to get our jab booked in, I felt a sense of relief that the end to this pandemic is in sight, (sic)" he had posted.
You can see his post here
Cine world has been deeply affected by the virus
Lahiri has joined the long list of celebrities to have contracted the highly-contagious disease, whose second wave has now engulfed India. Earlier, actress Fatima Sana Shaikh had announced that she contracted the infection. Before her, superstar Aamir Khan had also tested positive. Fortunately, stars like Manoj Bajpayee, Ranbir Kapoor, and Siddhant Chaturvedi, who had tested positive, defeated the disease recently.