New Delhi: Two days after he passed away after testing positive for novel coronavirus, the daughter of Padma Shri awardee Nirmal Singh Khalsa, too, has tested positive for the infection. She is currently undergoing treatment at an isolation ward in Jalandhar’s Civil Hospital. Also Read - Padma Shri Recipient Nirmal Singh Passes Away After Testing Positive For COVID-19
The daughter of the late 67-year-old former ‘Hazoori Ragi’ at Amritsar’s iconic Golden Temple, had come into contact with her father after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, days after returning from abroad, and passed away on Thursday.
Several members from the late Padma Shri recipient’s family, who were already quarantined, have tested negative for the virus. The lanes of the ward in Lohian Khas, where the family stays, too, had already been sealed.
Among those to have recently met him also included noted environmentalist Sant Balbeer Singh Seechewal, and 16 other, with all of them returning negative test results.
However, on Friday, two more of his close contacts had tested positive, including his US-returned aunt, as well as a fellow ragi who had recently accompanied him to a congregation in Chandigarh.
Nirmal Singh Khalsa died early Thursday morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, 10 days before what would have been his 68th birthday.
There have been more than 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Punjab, including five fatalities, one of which was Nirmal Singh Khalsa himself.