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Boston hospital roars with applause for nurse who died of coronavirus

A tribute for Kumar

By Local Democracy Reporter

Boston Pilgrim Hospital paid its respects to one of its nurses who died after contracting coronavirus with this week’s key worker clap.

Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran tragically died aged 44 on Monday, April 27 after working with the NHS for nine years.

Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran, who was known as Kumar to his colleagues, sadly lost his battle with coronavirus.

This Thursday’s clap took on extra importance for those at Boston Pilgrim as a result, with a huge turnout at 8pm to celebrate his life.

Ambulances put their blue lights on while people clapped in perhaps the largest show of Lincolnshire’s NHS appreciation yet.

Thank you NHS! Photo: Anna Richards

This video was captured by Anna Richards, showing the appreciation for the loss of their co-worker Anujkumar, known to his friends as Kumar.

Some went above and beyond a simple round of applause, bringing props to pay their respects.

This lady made a blue love heart out of balloons. Photo: Anna Richards

It even looked like a rowdy music gig for a specific moment, with someone setting off a flare!

As the clock struck 8pm, a flare was set off in NHS blue. Photo: Anna Richards