Rahul Vohra, the actor and YouTuber, died of Covid-19-related complications on May 8 at the Rajeev Gandhi super speciality hospital in New Delhi, a few hours after seeking help on social media platforms for better treatment claiming lack of oxygen supply in the hospital.
He was 35.
“If I had also got good treatment, then I would so have survived, your Rahul Vohra,” read his last Facebook post where he provided his details as well as the hospital’s while tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
“Will be reborn soon and do good work. Now I have lost all courage,” he added.
Based in Mumbai, Vohra had a verified Facebook account with two million followers and a verified YouTube channel with one lakh subscribers. He made videos along with his wife and other actors on social issues like dowry, gender, petrol price hike, etc.
On May 4, Vohra announced on Facebook that he had tested positive for the virus and had been hospitalised but his condition wasn’t improving since the past four days. Adding that his oxygen level was continuously on the decline, he had asked for leads for a hospital bed with oxygen in New Delhi. Expressing his helplessness, he mentioned that he had resorted to social media because his family was unable to manage the situation by themselves.
On Monday, Vohra’s wife posted a video of him with an oxygen mask that Vohra claimed was not working and explained how he was being treated at the hospital and how helpless he felt with the treatment. In the video, Vohra tried to breath through the oxygen mask but said there was nothing coming through. Though he sought help from an attendant, she wasn’t of much help. He claimed that the attendants lacked sympathy and didn’t turn up despite calling them several times.
Actor Kishwer Merchant and YouTuber Ashish Chanchlani offered their condolences through social media.
“I so wish his message had reached @sonu_sood .. things would probably be different.. Prayers and Strength to the family,” Merchant wrote.
Extremely shocked to hear about passing of Rahul vohra
I used to talk to him in very early times of my career
Very humble and skilled personality
His passing away is a complete shock
I dont have words.
A talent gone too soon
Condolences to his family
— Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) May 9, 2021
Vohra is survived by his wife Jyoti Tiwary, who is a writer and has acted in many of Vohra’s videos.
Amidst the thousands of lives lost, several Indian celebrities have died due to Covid-19 including legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Hindi actors Divya Bhatnagar, Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, Hindi film editor Ajay Sharma, music composer Shravan Rathod, Tamil actor Pandu, Tamil filmmaker Thamira, Bengali director Debidas Bhattacharya.