While Medha underwent twin surgeries on Monday night at a US hospital, Anup Jalota had sent messages to his near and dear ones asking them to pray for her. But she lost her battle for life as her second heart and first kidney transplant went wrong leading to a liver failure.
Medha was admitted to a hospital in New Jersey two months ago. She received a donor and the surgery took place on Monday, but she couldn’t survive it. Her last rites took place in New Jersey on Tuesday (November 25 , 2014), informed Pritam Sharma, their official spokesperson.
Medha, neice of former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, is survived by an eighteen year old son Aryaman. She was earlier married to acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who mourned her death on micro-blogging site Twitter soon after the news of her demise came.
“Rest in Peace Medha, You showed that life can be lived and loved despite all odds,” read his post.
Bharati Pradhan, Medha’s biographer, stated, “Never once could one sense what pain Anup was in because of Medha’s health. The kind of positivity with which Medha and Anup led their lives drove me to write a book on her. I am happy that they decided to move to the US. Their son, Aaryaman is studying at Princenton University, which is a big honour.”
Medha’s close friend, Bina Aziz, wife of ghazal singer Talat Aziz, stated that Medha, who was hospitalised two months ago, had started teaching art in the US.
“She loved life and meeting people but her body would not allow her to do so. She suffered a lot but now she is freed of the suffering. We were hoping for a successful transplant again but it was not to be.” stated Bina.
Poonam Dhillon too took on to Twitter and wrote, “Woke up to the extremely sad news of a dear friend Medha Jalota passing away in NY. My deepest condolence to Anup Jalota. Will miss her.”
Anup Jalota's ailing wife Medha died in the US on Monday (November 24 , 2014) due to a liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transpl...1.5