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US: Indian-origin father-daughter doctor duo dies of coronavirus

WASHINGTON: In New Jersey, an Indian-origin father and daughter duo passed away due to the novel coronavirus.

Describing their demise as “particularly tough”, Governor Phil Murphy hailed the doctors for dedicating their lives for others.

For decades, 78-year-old surgeon Satyender Dev Khanna served both on staff and as the head of the surgical departments for multiple hospitals across New Jersey.

Satyender’s daughter, Priya Khanna (43) was a double board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. She was Chief of Residents at Union Hospital, now part of RWJ Barnabas Health.

“Dr. Satyender Dev Khanna and Dr. Priya Khanna were father and daughter. They both dedicated their lives to helping others. This is a family dedicated to health and medicine. Our words cannot amply express our condolences,” New Jersey Governor Murphy tweeted on Thursday.

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