‘Bigg Boss 14’ contestant Nikki Tamboli’s brother Jatin Tamboli died fighting COVID-19 on May 4. He was 29. He had been hospitalised for the past few days. Nikki had even done a special puja for him. A heartbroken Nikki opened up about her loss by sharing an emotional note, where she said her family chain is now broken. She wrote, ‘We didn’t know that this morning god was going to call your name.. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same, It broke our heart to lose you. You didn’t go alone, For part of us we went with you, The day god called you home, You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side, Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as god calls us one by one, The chain will link again.’ Nikki regretted that Jatin could not even get a last farewell from the family. She added that if love alone could have saved him, he would have never died. ‘You gave no one a last farewell, Not ever said good bye, You were gone before we knew it, And only god knows why, A million times we will miss you, A million times we will cry, If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died, We will meet again someday’, she wrote.
She also mentioned , ’20 days back my brother got admitted in hospital as his lungs collapsed. He was surviving on 1 lung. He tested positive for tuberculosis and covid in hospital. He also got pneumonia and today morning his heart stopped beating and responding.’
Furthermore, thanking everyone who prayed for her brother, the actor added that he was tired of the hospital and is now in a ‘better place and in the better hands’.