Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha’s aunt dies due to Coronavirus, family chanted Sikh prayers

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Aishwarya Rai-starrer ‘Bride and Prejudice’ director Gurinder Chadha’s aunt succumbed to coronavirus complications on Sunday.

 Gurinder Chadha’s aunt dies due to Coronavirus

The filmmaker took to her social media handle and reveals that she lost her paternal aunt due to Covid-19 related complications. She also revealed that no one from her family could be with her aunt in her final moments. However, her children chanted Sikh prayers for her through video call.

Gurinder Chadha’s aunt dies due to Coronavirus

Sharing throwback pictures for her beloved aunt and wrote, “Today we said goodbye to my dearest bhuaji /aunt from #covi̇d19 complications. She was my dad’s little sister She is the aunt sitting down in these final pictures from #viceroyshouse and doted on me. She survived the Partition of India and sadly for us, her family no one could be with her in person in her final moments 😢 BUT two nurses in the Surrey hospital held her hand, FaceTimed her children who all chanted Sikh prayers during which her soul departed. God bless the #nhsheroes who made my dear aunts passing humane(sic),”

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Gurinder Chadha is best-known for her films which explore the lives of the Indians in England. She has directed films such as, Bend It Like Beckham , Bride and Prejudice , The Mistress of Spices , Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging , Desi Rascals and Viceroy’s House among others.