Kumbh Mela 2021: Akhara Chief Succumbs to COVID-19

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Maha Nirvani Akhara head Kapil Dev, who was undergoing treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital here on Wednesday.

According to the Director of Dehradun Kailash Hospital, Kapil Dev, had come to attend the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar from Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh and died in the hospital on Wednesday.

Over the last five days, a total of 2167 people were found positive for coronavirus in Haridwar — the place where the month-long Kumbh Mela is going on.

Meanwhile, officials have said that despite a record surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the Kumbh Mela will continue till April 30.

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