Actress Ryinku Singh Nikumbh, best known for her roles in movies like Dream Girl and Hello Charlie, passed away on Wednesday due to Covid–19 complications.
Ryinku cousin Chanda Singh Nikumbh said, "On May 25, she had tested positive and was under home isolation. Since her fever was not coming down, we decided to shift her to a hospital after a few days. In the hospital, the doctors didn’t feel that she required an ICU bed and she was in a normal COVID ward initially. The next day, she was shifted to the ICU. She was recovering well in the ICU as well until the day of her demise. In the end, she was losing hope and felt that she couldn’t survive. She was an Asthma patient as well.”
"She was full of energy and a bundle of happiness. Even in the hospital while she was struggling, she was helping other patients. That’s a huge thing," Chanda added. She also revealed that Ryinku had received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on May 7 and was due for the second dose. "She was considering going to Goa for an ad shoot recently, but we didn’t let her go as we wanted to protect her from COVID. Who knew, she would be infected at home," Chanda said.
Ryinku also appeared in television shows such as Chidiyaghar and Meri Haanikarak Biwi. Last year, she was roped in for a medical drama titled Dhadkan.