Raghu Ram Pens Emotional Note For His Friend & Former Driver Who Succumbed To COVID-19

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Covid-19 positive cases in India have crossed the 1,10,000-mark, and 3,583 people have reportedly succumbed to it till now. Although the world is grieving over the current situation, only those who have lost their loved ones to the virus can share how painful it is. And Raghu Ram and Rajiv Lakshman, co-creators of the TV show ‘Roadies’, are probably going through the same thing right now.

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According to NDTV, Raghu and Rajiv recently lost a very close friend Abdul Rauf to Covid-19.

Taking to social media, the duo mourned his death. In an emotional note, Raghu shared how Abdul came into their life as a driver and went on to become the head of the production in their company.

He wrote:

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I lost you last night to Covid 19, Abdul. The grief I feel is indescribable, just like that of anyone who ever knew you. You came into my life in 2009 as Raju, my driver. But you surprised me with who you really were. You were Abdul Rauf. A loving, honest, competent, hard working friend who had dreams, and the courage to go after them. You worked in production of many shows, rising to the top as head of production at Monozygotic. You grew into someone we all depended on. You changed your destiny with your effort. There was so much more to achieve, my friend. So many more battles to fight side by side. I can't begin to tell you how much I'll miss you. I still can't believe this virus could extinguish so bright a spark! This was not how it was supposed to end. Goodbye, Abdul. This will never be ok.

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He added that this will ‘never be ok’. Remembering Abdul, Rajiv Lakshman also shared a heartfelt note for his ‘brother in arms’.

He wrote:

Even though it has been almost two months that the country was put under lockdown, the number of fatalities due to the virus have been increasing. We hope God gives strength to the friends and families of the deceased to bear the loss. RIP Abdul sir.

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