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‘Disowned’: family says pleas for help ignored as Australian man dies of Covid-19 in India

Daughter of 59-year-old criticises consular officials’ response and says her mother has been abandoned by her own government

An Australian permanent resident has died of Covid-19 while stranded in India, days after the government’s strict ban on arrivals from the country began.

The family of the 59-year-old claim their father was “disowned” by the Australian government before he died. Now, they are pleading for help so their mother, who is also stuck in India, can return to Australia so they can grieve together.

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