Virus claims life of Fijian in US

Ishwar Chand. Picture: SUPPLIED

A former Rakiraki resident has died in the United States from the coronavirus.

Ishwar Chand passed away early yesterday morning.

“Today, my dad lost the battle with coronavirus,” his son Nikesh Raj posted on his social media page.

“He was admitted in hospital for two weeks.”

A close family member in the US who sought anonymity told this newspaper that funeral arrangements would be handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Mr Chand was a grog vendor in Rakiraki before he left Fiji with his family to settle in Los Angeles.

He was fondly known as “Body” and also worked for Morris Hedstrom and Vinod Patel in Rakiraki. He was 70 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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