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Former India fast bowler RP Singh’s father Shiv Prasad passes away due to Covid-19

Former India pacer RP Singh’s father Shiv Prasad Singh passed away on Wednesday due to Covid-19. The India cricketer said his father was suffering from Covid-19, sharing a note on social media.

“It is with deepest grief and sadness we inform the passing away of my father, Mr Shiv Prasad Singh. He left for his heavenly abode on 12th May after suffering from Covid. We request you to keep my beloved father in your thoughts and prayers. RIP Papa,” RP Singh wrote on social media.

RP Singh, who won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup with India in 2007, represented India14 Tests, 58 one-day internationals and 10 Twenty20 Internationals. He had retired at the age of 32 in 2018 and had ventured into commentary commitments. RP Singh was also part of the Cricket Advisory Committee that chose the selection committee members for the senior national team.

Notably, only on Monday, RP Singh had condoled the demise of his former India teammate Piyush Chawla’s father. The left-spinner lost his father Pramod due to Covid-19.

The second wave of Covid-19 infections has badly hit India. With medical resources stretching to the limits due to the record-setting daily number of infections, lockdowns have been imposed in several states. With 4,205 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s cumulative Covid toll has now crossed the 2.5-lakh mark and reached 2,54,197. India’s total Covid tally has now reached 2,33,40,938 while the active cases are at 37,04,099.

Notably, young uncapped left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya had also lost his father to Covid-19 earlier this month. Sakariya, who represented Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, had been with his father at the hospital after heading home from IPL 2021, which was suspended due to positive Covid-19 cases in bio-bubbles of multiple franchises.

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