Thursday, August 12, 2021
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
A 34 year old Kiwi-indian man named Nishu Bhroat has unexpectedly passed away in Auckland leaving everyone in shock and grief. He was found unresponsive at his Glen Innes home by his flat mate at around 9:30am on Sunday. His flatmate called emergency services but he was already dead by that time.
Bhroat, who hailed from Ludhiana, Punjab, was married to a Maori woman named Ngarewarewa Alice Olsen Bhroat. The couple got married in Melbourne, Australia on 15 August 2011.
Bhroat had been to Australia on a student visa and met Ngarewarewa and the couple fell in love and got married. The couple has two children, son Fateh Tama Singh Bhroat (age 8) and a daughter named Zara Kaur Bhroat (age 10).
The couple moved to New Zealand in mid-2015 with hopes and aspirations of a great life.
Everything seemed to be going great and Bhroat even be got his NZ residency under partnership last year on 21 February 2020.
Bhroat's first cousin Raman Bhroat, who works in the Corrections Department in Auckland said, “I still can’t come to terms with Nishu’s death. He was a healthy 34 year old who went to sleep and never woke up. The post-mortem took place today in Auckland but the cause of death could not be ascertained. The samples of his tissues and other important things have been preserved for further investigation by the Coroner.”
Talking about Nishu, who was a warehouse employee of an Onehunga business, an emotional Raman said, “ He was very lively and jolly person. I don’t know how God can be so cruel. He was very easy going and like an open book. Even in this day, he didn’t had password on his phone.”
At present Nishu’s wife is in Melbourne with their kids as she had gone there to meet her family but she is unable to come back due to MIQ issues.
Nishu’s parents are in a state of shock after getting the news that their beloved son is no more. His brother who stays in Canada in making his arrangements to reach the family in India.
The next of kin Raman Bhroat has approached the High Commission of India to help in repatriation of the body which is now at South Auckland Funeral services awaiting the needful to be done and a booking on the next available airline is being sought
The family has appealed to the High Commission to help them financially to aid the repatriation back to India. The case is currently under process and hopefully the body will be repatriated back to Punjab on Tuesday
“I am so thankful to ndia's honorary consul in Auckland, Bhav Dhillon, regarding the support he has been providing to us in these difficult times,” says Raman.
Before the repatriation of Nishu’s body, a memorial service is being arranged on Sunday at Auckland Funeral Services in Otahuhu at 12:30 for the friends and well wishers to bid a final good bye to Nishu.
Give a little page has been started under the name of Nishu and those who wish to donate can go there.
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