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Indians in US traumatized by COVID crisis in their motherland

Indian diaspora helps loved ones via social media and funding campaigns

Terrible scenes of India's burgeoning COVID-19 death toll have reached the world's vast Indian diaspora, and traumatized those unable to get home to loved ones in their time of greatest need.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Sanjeev Joshipura and his family are safe and well in Washington D.C. but they live in a state of fear. Every time the phone rings or WhatsApp pings, "We get goose-bumps."

A father of two, Joshipura, 44, migrated from Mumbai, India's financial capital, in 2000, leaving behind a large extended family. He and his wife Radhika are both naturalized U.S. citizens but they worry constantly about their COVID-19-ravaged motherland where 25 million people have been confirmed positive and over 283,000 deaths have so far been reported officially.

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