In a heartbreaking incident, celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s sister Radhika passed away as she suffered due to multiple organ failure on Monday. She was 48 years old. Grieving Vikas Khanna took to his social media accounts to share a heartbreaking post about his sister’s demise.
In the emotional post, Vikas wrote about how Radhika was not just her sister but also his soulmate and his best friend. He also mentioned how she breathed her last in his arms.
As per Vikas Khanna’s post, Radhika was battling with Lupus, renal failure, and aHUS (i.e. atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, a rare disease that causes tiny blood clots in the body’s small blood vessels, according to the American Kidney Fund) – for years.
Vikas, who is shattered after Radhika’s death, wrote: “My soulmate left me today. March 23, 1974 – Feb 28, 2022… She fought like a champion for years,” he wrote. He added that his sister would stay in his heart, forever. “I’ll miss you & try to fulfill all your incomplete dreams & promises”
Vikas also shared how he had planned to donate his kidney as he was the perfect match and was getting ready for a transplant. “Post-surgery, we both wanted to visit Varanasi. As I was apologizing for not being able to take her home, Rabbi Benjamin walked in with this envelope. As Radha couldn’t visit Ganga, Ganga Ma visited her,” he wrote.
We were getting ready for transplant soon. I was the perfect kidney donor Post surgery we both wanted to visit Varanasi. As I was apologizing for not able to take her home, Rabbi Benjamin walks in w this envelope. As Radha couldnt visit Ganga, Ganga Ma visited her.#Mahashivratripic.twitter.com/63c5Ui7Asj
Vikas also shared a 28-second video using hashtags like #MyRadha and #SistersAreBlessing. He captioned the video as: “Even when she was semi-conscious, she kept telling the doctors that she wants to go home soon and protect Viku (her nickname for the chef).”
Radhika Khanna wore multiple hats. She was an Indian American fashion designer, entrepreneur, yoga expert, and author. She not only designed outfits for the American TV show Kitchen Nightmares and Khanna made headlines, but also authored two books – Yoga: From the Ganges to Wall Street. She played an active role in the national campaign to find a cure for lupus!
At IFORHER, we pray for Vikas Khanna and his family to have the strength and courage to bear this unbearable pain! R.I.P Radhika Khanna.