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RP Singh’s father passes away due to COVID-19

Written by Rohit Pawar

Former Team India pacer Rudra Pratap Singh’s father Shiv Prasad Singh passed away on Wednesday. Singh’s father sadly lost his battle with the novel coronavirus. Penning a heartfelt note on social media, the former Team India speed merchant shared the tragic news with his fans and followers. Singh, who is an integral part of the Cricket Advisory Committee, had to leave the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 bio bubble after his father had contracted the deadly COVID-19 virus in April.

The retired cricketer was a part of the commentators’ bio-secure bubble for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. On Wednesday, the former Indian pacer informed the passing away of his late father. “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 said in a tweet.

Former Indian cricketers and Rudra’s ex-teammates Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel condoled the demise on the microblogging site. “May god give you and your family strength to go pass this demise,” former Indian all-rounder Irfan said in his tweet. Former Pakistani cricketer Faisal Iqbal also offered his condolences. “Sorry to hear this RP thoughts and prayers with you and family. RIP,” the former Pakistani batsman tweeted.

Earlier, veteran spinner Piyush Chawla’s father Pramod Kumar Chawla also left for the heavenly abode after battling COVID-19. Piyush’s late father was around 60 years old.

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