Heartrending message from Spanish conductor, 41, dying of Covid in IndiaNews
Santiago Lusardi Girelli, conductor of the Goa University choir, has died there in hospital of Coronavirus
His death had been called ‘an unbelievable loss for Goa’ after he raised choir singing to international standard while working as a visiting research professor.
Argentine by birth, Girelli was based in Seville, Spain.
This was his last message, sent on May 1:
I have been hospitalized for Covid for 12 days, with heavy pneumonia, in a small hospital in South Goa, India.
As you imagine it has not been easy, loneliness, uncertainties, pains and daily struggle to breathe, and all of which witnessing how this country I love so much is suffering from the pains of this pandemic, too has done it of this a very hard experience.
And here I am, one more, like so many times in my life, fighting in chaos, sustained thanks to the love of so many who love me and accompany me and embody with me this transition, I know many cry and suffer with me, know that the universe will pay you for your compassion with more than me with my life.
I have always believed that we are because we have been loved freely from birth, and it is precisely that love that has built us and prepared to cope with the little Easter of our life.
With so much that life has always given me, how much they have loved me, and the immeasurable gestures of love, gifts, people, and the immense tenderness that I have received in my life I can not but give thanks, and recognize that I have the heart full of gratitude to fight this battle and the one to come, because even though it hurts, and even though I’m blowing a gale in my lungs, I’m here on warpath, if, weak, but without fear of fighting!!!