The 50-year-old said his sister, who was also his best friend, breathed her last in his arms. She had been battling lupus, kidney failure, and aHUS (atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare disease that causes tiny blood clots in small blood vessels in the body, according to the American Kidney Fund) — for years.
The grieving brother wrote on Instagram, “My soul mate left me today. From March 23, 1974 to February 28, 2022…She fought like a champ for years,” he said. writing.
He said his sister, whom he affectionately called Radha, will continue to be in his heart, forever. “I will miss you and I will try to fulfill all your dreams and incomplete promises,” he added.
Forever and forever in my heart. I will miss you and I will try to fulfill all your dreams and incomplete promises. OmShantiOm.… https://t.co/aZ7dthUQl9
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1646067892000
Khanna shared a 28-second video with her sister and used hashtags like #MyRadha and #SistersAreBlessing. In his caption, he wrote, “Even when she was half conscious, she kept telling the doctors that she wanted to go home soon and protect Viku (her boss nickname).”
Even when she was half conscious, she kept telling the doctors that she wanted to go home soon and protect Viku.… https://t.co/gM2m6peXvX
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1646105800000
Friends and members of the film and food industry sent their deepest condolences.
“Omg…I can’t believe it,” veteran actor Neena Gupta commented. “I am so sorry… my sincere condolences Vikas,” Shabana Azmi wrote.
Khanna, who lives in New York, also had a few Instagram Stories and Twitter posts on Tuesday.
He said learning to live without his sister was a painful thought.
Will have to learn from today to live in this world without a sister. 💔 https://t.co/QMrGvKJscv
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1646095912000
In another post, the Michelin-starred chef said we planned to donate his kidney as he was the perfect partner and was preparing for a transplant.
“After the operation, we both wanted to visit Varanasi. As I apologized for not being able to take her home, Rabbi Benjamin comes in with this envelope. As Radha could not visit Ganga, Ganga Ma returned her visit,” he added.
We were preparing for the transplant soon. I was the perfect kidney donor After the surgery, we both wanted to visit Vara… https://t.co/Eefdq7YPxm
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1646107698000
Khanna also shared that Radha adores actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene. “Radha loved this video so much. She asked me to show it to her again and again. We used to watch Madhuri’s songs to cheer her up every day,” he wrote.
In the 15-second video, the actress said she prayed for Khanna’s health.
Radha loved this video so much. She asked me to show her again and again. We watched… https://t.co/a2pUI4zpg2
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) 1646070172000
Dixit-Nene’s husband, Dr Shriram Nene, said he was heartbroken by Radhika’s disappearance. “Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time. We are with you. She will live on in all of our memories and watch over the above form,” he wrote.