Indian actor and vlogger Rahul Vohra dies of Covid-19 complications

The YouTube personality had complained of his medical care in hospital before his death

Rahul Vohra was known for his Facebook and YouTube videos. Instagram / Rahul Vohra
Rahul Vohra was known for his Facebook and YouTube videos. Instagram / Rahul Vohra

Indian actor and YouTuber Rahul Vohra died aged 35 after battling Covid-19.

The star, who gained fame for his comedic videos on Facebook and YouTube, revealed he was diagnosed with the coronavirus last week in a social media post.

"I am Covid positive," he wrote on Facebook on May 4, also saying that he had been in hospital for four days but had not recovered.

"My oxygen level is going down here. I am posting this because I am very helpless. Because the injustices are not able to handle anything."

His wife, Jyoti Tiwari, confirmed on Instagram on Monday that Vohra had died, and shared a video clip he had taken while in hospital.

"This [oxygen] is extremely valuable right now," he said in the footage, as he frequently used an oxygen mask. "Without it, patients get giddy and suffer."

The actor also criticised the medical care in hospital, saying: "You try and call out for the attendant, but they don't come.

"They come in an hour's time or more, and you have to manage in their absence, somehow."

In a poignant, final Facebook post shared to his page on Saturday, Vohra wrote: "I would have lived had I received better treatment."

Theatre director Arvind Gaur mourned Vohra's passing on Facebook, paying tribute to the "talented actor".

"It was only yesterday that he told me his life could have been saved if he got better treatment," Gaur wrote on Monday.

"He was shifted to Ayushman, Dwarka last evening, but we could not save him. Please forgive us, we are all your culprits. My last respects."

India has been reporting more than 350,000 Covid-19 cases a day on average since a second wave of the virus began in the country in March.

India's daily death toll crossed 4,000 on several days, a world record. The country's tally of infections stood at 22.66 million as of Monday, with 246,116 deaths, according to a Reuters report.

Updated: May 12, 2021 03:49 PM

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