Her husband died of pancreatitis Thursday morning. He was 48.
Distraught and barely able to speak, Kavita said: “It was all over in just three days. I can’t believe he’s gone! I don’t know how I’ll carry on.”
Four days ago, the singer’s husband, who worked at the Airports Authority Of India, came home at lunch, complaining of a stomach ache.
“We took him to a nearby hospital. We were told to take him to a bigger hospital since his condition was serious. He was detected with pancreatitis and his treatment began accordingly. But no medicine worked. In just three days, it was all over. It was destiny, I guess. Jisko jaana hota hai, woh jayega (Whoever has to go, goes),” she said.
As the news of the sudden death spread among family and friends, the Seths’ residence began to fill in.
Kavita says she has to work harder now since she will have to play both mother and father to her sons.
“I must not allow them to feel they’re deprived in any way because their father is no more with them. It’s a very difficult situation for me. It has come on me without warning. One day he was here. The next day he was gone. But I have to cope. For my sons,” she said.
Luckily, the work is coming in from some big Bollywood filmmakers, and the Sufi singer has enough on the plate to make sure her kids are well looked after.