Corona: Padma Shri Awardee, Golden Temple’s Ex-‘Hazuri Raagi’ Dies

A Padma Shri awardee and former 'Hazuri Raagi' at the Golden Temple died in Amritsar of coronavirus on Thursday, 2 April morning, a health official told PTI.

The 62-year-old 'Gurbani' exponent had recently returned from abroad and tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, the official said.

According to NDTV, Nirmal Singh, a 2009 Padma Shri awardee, is survived by two daughters, son and his wife. the family, along with Singh’s driver,, have been placed in quarantine

Principal, Government Medical College, Dr Sujata Sharma said his condition started deteriorating Wednesday evening and he was shifted to ventilator support. He died at 4:30 am Thursday, she said.

The man was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar after he complained of breathlessness and dizziness on 30 March, she said.

(With inputs from NDTV and PTI.)

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