Bhubaneswar: Ollywood playback singer Tapu Mishra breathed her last around 11 pm on Saturday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city for post-COVID complications.
Tapu, whose father succumbed to COVID on May 10, had developed mild symptoms and was in home isolation. On May 31, her oxygen saturation level dropped to 45 and she was admitted to Sparsh Hospital here. The 36-year-old vocalist was shifted to IMS & SUM Hospital about 10 days ago following no improvement in her condition.
Though she had tested COVID-19 negative, her lungs were badly affected due to the infection.
Tapu’s sister Dhrutidipa Mishra told the media on June 17 that she was on 100 per cent ventilator support for the last few days and not responding to any treatment for two days. The saturation level had also dropped drastically.
The family had appealed for collective prayers and was raising funds for her treatment.
On Friday, the Culture Department of the Odisha government had sanctioned Rs 1 lakh from the Artist Welfare Fund for her treatment.