Mr. India Jagdish Lad loses battle to Covid-19.
The bodybuilding world is in shock after hearing the news about a star bodybuilder losing his life due to Covid-19.
Bodybuilding champion Jagdish Lad, died at the young age of 34 on 30 April, 2021 due to Covid-19.
Jagdish leaves behind his young daughter and wife.
Jagdish Lad represented India and Maharashtra during his competitive days and his most notable achievements include winning the Bharat Shri title and earning a silver medal at the 2014 WBPF World Championship in the men’s category up to 90 kg.
According to a number of social media posts, Lad was originally from Jundal Village in Sangli District but relocated to Navi Mumbai and subsequently Baroda where he operated a gym.
After the coronavirus struck, he struggled to stay afloat financially and after having quit bodybuilding several years ago in 2017.
International bodybuilder Sameer Dabilkar who knew Jagdish Lad told The Times of India:
“He had left bodybuilding four years back. Due to the lockdown, he was struggling financially. He and the bodybuilder here, Lakhan, both didn’t get proper treatment, and died due to this reason. Even his wife has covid. His landlord was not allowing them to vacate their house in Baroda because he didn’t have money to pay rent. If covid strikes us bodybuilders, who have a high level of immunity, it can strike anyone. Bodybuilders aren’t Gods, we too can get affected deeply by covid.”
Evolutionofbodybuilding.net send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jagdish Lad during these difficult times.
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