Chinna Dua is survived by Vinod, and her daughters Mallika Dua, an actor and comedian, and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist.
Radiologist Padmavati Dua, wife of journalist Vinod Dua, died on Friday after a prolonged battle with Covid. She was 61. Padmavati, known popularly as Chinna Dua, and her husband had both been admitted to Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital on May 14.
Dua worked as a radiologist until 2019, including 24 years (from 1992 to 2016) at Diwan Chand Aggarwal Imaging & Research Centre. On social media, she was known for her exquisite and enviable saree collection, and myriad talents such as singing and cooking. She is survived by Vinod, and her daughters Mallika Dua, an actor and comedian, and Bakul Dua, a clinical psychologist. A Tamilian, her nickname ‘Chinna’ meant “small” — she was the youngest of four sisters.