- Raghu Ram mourned Abdul Rauf in an Instagram publish
- Abdul was as soon as his driver however later labored for his manufacturing studio
- “The grief I really feel is indescribable,” wrote Raghu Ram
TV personalities Raghu Ram and Rajiv Lakshman, in separate posts on Instagram, revealed that one in every of their closest acquaintances died of COVID-19 on Thursday night time. Mourning the demise of Abdul Rauf, who initially labored as Raghu Ram’s driver however later joined Raghu and Rajiv’s manufacturing studio Monozygotic, Raghu wrote: “I misplaced you final night time to COVID-19, Abdul. The grief I really feel is indescribable, similar to that of anybody who ever knew you. You got here into my life in 2009 as Raju, my driver. However you stunned me with who you actually had been. You had been Abdul Rauf. A loving, trustworthy, competent, onerous working pal who had goals, and the braveness to go after them. You labored in manufacturing of many exhibits, rising to the highest as Head of Manufacturing for Monozygotic. You grew into somebody all of us relied on. You modified your future together with your effort.”
Raghu, who additionally shared a photograph of himself and Abdul Rauf, added in his publish: “There was a lot extra to realize, my pal. So many extra battles to battle facet by facet. I am unable to start to inform you how a lot I am going to miss you. I nonetheless cannot imagine this virus may extinguish so brilliant a spark! This was not the way it was supposed to finish. Goodbye, Abdul. It will by no means be okay.”
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.
In the meantime, Rajiv fondly remembered his affiliation with Abdul Rauf in these phrases: “RIP Abdul Bhai. My comrade. My brother in arms. Our journey collectively has been lengthy. And also you grew from a driver to the Head of Manufacturing in my firm. From a colleague to a pal. The purity of your coronary heart and real strategy to work and friendships have left an indelible mark on me. Sadly, our journey collectively ended right here. This pic is lower than a yr in the past. Us in Ladakh. If solely I had identified. Love eternally, bhaijaan. Zygotes for all times… and past.”
Maharashtra is the worst-affected state in India and registered 2,345 new COVID-19 instances in a 24-hour interval as of Thursday night – this was the fifth consecutive day wherein the state reported greater than 2,00Zero new instances. Mumbai, the worst-affected metro metropolis, crossed the 25,000-case mark on the identical time with 1,382 new instances as of Thursday.
Raghu and Rajiv launched their very own content material studio Monozygotic Options in 2014. They’re finest identified for producing and internet hosting MTV Roadies. Raghu and Rajiv reside in the identical constructing however are quarantined individually with their households in several flooring.