Jodha Akbar and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Lokendra Singh Rajawat lost his leg due to diabetes and lack of money. The actor is one of the many whose life took for a much worse turn when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and the subsequent lockdowns snatched every work prospects. In the recent past veteran actress Shagufta Ali, Dabangg actor Javed Hyder also shared their woes caused by financial constraints.


The pandemic has been agonizing to everyone. While many lost their lives and livelihood, those who survived the dead have had to deal with financial strains, lack of job prospects and ever-depleting income. While the woes of the common man is heard by other common men, those who have lived behind the veil of stardom aren’t hard with the same intensity.

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Meet Lokendra Singh Rajawat

Recently, Lokendra Singh Rajawat, who played a small albeit important role in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodha Akbar and in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, was interviewed by a leading daily. In the interview, Rajawat shared how owing to his high-diabetes he lost his leg which had to be amputated. Further, he also added that the lack of money due to the pandemic caused tension as well.

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“Was working so well, work started decreasing after COVID-19”

The 50-year-old said how his leg had to be amputated last week when his sugar levels shot off-limits.

“I could do nothing. I was working so well before the COVID pandemic, work started decreasing a lot and there was a certain amount of financial stress at home,”

-Lokendra Singh told the daily.

With his voice hoarse due to pent up emotions trying to come out, he added-

“It all began when I developed a corn in my right foot and I neglected it. It became an infection that percolated into the bone marrow and in no time, had spread in my body. I developed gangrene. The only way to save myself was to get the corned leg amputated till the knee.”

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“Wish I had taken care of diabetes 10 years ago”

Reminiscing the past with some regret, Lokendra said how he should’ve taken care his diabetes before things got to such a devastating point. Further, he added how his health got adverse owing to his lifestyle.

“I wish I had taken care when my diabetes began about 10 years ago. We actors often have no fixed timings when shooting and our erratic hours of lunch and work have an adverse effect on our health. Add this to the stress. All this leads to diabetes and not if you are fond of sweets,”

-Lokendra said.

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CINTAA Provides Financial Aid

In his interview, Lokendra also added that he has received some amount of financial assistance from artists’ welfare association CINTAA (The Cine and Television Actors’ Association) and his peers have also offered comforting calls where they ask him about his health situation.

“I have got financial aid through CINTAA. Actors have been calling up to know about my health and providing motivation,”

-Lokendra said.

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“Waiting for wound to heal, then artificial leg”

The 50-year-old actor with 2 kids and a wife said that he has put all his hopes to get an artificial leg. The expenses Lokendra would need to bear to get the artificial leg fit would be covered by a letter given to him by Nupur Alankar. For now, Lokendra said that he would need to wait for the wound he got due to amputation to heal. “The artificial leg will come in only later,” Lokendra added.