A Sydney-based Indian-Australian father-of-two has died in India.
Govind Kant, 47 yo, travelled to India in April for personal reasons.
Mr Kant was Assistant Director at the energy company Trina Solar Australia Pty Ltd.
According to his employer, Mr Kant passed away at a hospital in Delhi after contracting COVID-19.
Mr Kant’s employer, Trina Solar, confirmed the death in a statement posted on LinkedIn.
“We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Trina Solar Australia assistant director, Govind Kant, has passed away after contracting the coronavirus in India. Govind, who was based in Sydney for Trina Solar, had returned to India for personal reasons. Unfortunately, Govind contracted the virus in India and has passed away. He was 47 years of age. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that the team at Trina Solar feels for the passing of our exceptional colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Govind and his family, including his wife and two daughters.”
Mr Kant had been mourning the loss of his mother, Rekha Gupta.
In a Facebook post written on March 31 : “I am so sorry Mummy – I was not with you.”
The Smart Energy Council said in a Facebook post:
“Govind was a humble man, who made a significant contribution to the solar industry in Australia. He will be sorely missed by so many. Our hearts go out to his wife and two daughters and to his extended family, to his colleagues at Trina Solar and to his many, many friends throughout the industry. Govind’s death is a reminder of the devastation being wrought across India and across the world by COVID-19. Rest in Peace.”