MasterChef Australia’s Depinder Chhibber shares her heartbreak after being separated from her extended family in India amid the country’s Covid crisis
MasterChef Australia star Depinder Chhibber has spoken out about her fear of being unable to visit her extended family in India due to the pandemic.
Speak against News.com.au On Sunday, the pharmacist turned chef said most of her close relatives currently live in India, some of whom are currently recovering from the coronavirus.
‘The only people [in my family] those are [living in Australia] am me, my mum and dad and my brother, everyone else is still in India, ‘she explained.
Tragic: MasterChef Australia star Depinder Chhibber (pictured) spoke to News Corp on Sunday about her fear of not being able to visit her extended family in India due to the pandemic
‘It’s about 80 people, it’s just as many when I go back [to India]”I’ll make sure to visit them all, especially the older generation,” she continued.
She ended, “I get emotional talking about it too because I wish I could go back, but it’s hard.”
Meanwhile, fellow MasterChef contestant Kishwar Chowdhury told News Corp on Sunday that her in-laws who live in Calcutta, India, have been incarcerated for about 500 days.
Family: She ended, ‘I get emotional talking about it too, because I wish I could go back, but it’s hard,’ she said
Kishwar’s father-in-law is also currently struggling with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), making it extremely dangerous for him to contract the coronavirus.
India has struggled to cope with a recent spike in Covid cases in recent months.
The spate of cases put enormous strain on the medical infrastructure as overcrowded hospitals ran out of oxygen and medical supplies.
Lockdown: Meanwhile, fellow MasterChef contestant Kishwar Chowdhury told News Corp on Sunday that her in-laws who live in Calcutta, India, have been locked up for about 500 days.
The World Health Organization has described the country’s struggles as ‘heartbreaking’.
Mortality rates are also poor in India as deaths at home and in rural areas are often not recorded.
MasterChef Australia continues on Channel Ten, Sundays, 7.30pm.
MasterChef Australia continues on Channel Ten, Sundays, 7.30pm. Pictured: MasterChef Judges Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong, Andy Allen