Actor Ryinku Singh Nikumbh, best known for sharing screen space with Ayushmann Khurrana in Dream Girl, passed away on Wednesday due to Covid-19 complications.
Speaking to BollywoodLife, her cousin sister Chanda Singh Nikumbh said: “On May 25, she had tested positive and was in home isolation. As her fever did not decrease, we decided to transfer her to a hospital after a few days. In the hospital, the doctors did not feel that she needed an ICU bed and she was initially in a normal COVID ward. The next day she was transferred to the ICU. She also recovered well in the ICU until the day of her death. Eventually she lost hope and felt like she couldn’t survive. She was also an asthmatic.”
Born in Tezpur, Assam, Ryinku Singh Nikumbh made her acting debut with the TV show Chidiyaghar. Ryinku also appeared in Tera Kya Hoga Alia, Meri Haanikarak Biwi, Ichhapyaari Naagin, Shrimaan Shrimati Phir Se, Mariam Khan – Reporting Live, among others.
Her first Bollywood film was Dream Girl opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrratt Bharuccha. She also starred in Hello Charlie, which was released on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year.
Ryinku Singh Nikumbh was last seen in Sony TV’s Dhadkan, where she played the role of a nurse who is rejected because of her appearance.