TRIBUTES have been paid to a Bradford neonatal nurse who died while on holiday in India. 

Mum-of-two Kalpana Bobee Jain, 39, is said to have died in her sleep on Saturday, just one day before her and her family were due to travel home after a four-week holiday to see relatives in Jaipur and Kerala.

Close friend Mohan Ramasamy, 42, has spoken of the devastation at the sad news.

A fundraising campaign has now been set up to support Kalpana’s family - her husband Bobee and their children Abi Preethi, three, and Adhya, eight - through their difficult ordeal. 

Mr Ramasamy said Kalpana had worked at the Bradford Royal Infirmary since 2011 and her work at the hospital was a great pleasure for her and she had recently got a promotion. 

He described her as a friendly, family-focused person who had a “helping heart” and a smile on her face. 

Kalpana and Bobee moved to Morley from Bradford five years ago. 

“They are a very lovely couple,” Mr Ramasamy said. “They go on many holidays together and spend time with family.

“It’s very, very shocking. There are no words to describe the feeling.

“She was loved by everyone. She had a very loving nature, very supportive, like a family member for everyone.”

He said Kalpana’s husband, a mental health nurse in Leeds, was “devastated and shocked” at the news, while her two children keep asking “where is mummy?”. 

Mr Ramasamy said Kalpana had never had any medical issues and her friends were in shock and heartbroken at the news.

It’s not clear when the family will be able to come back from India. 

A fundraising campaign set up has already raised nearly £3,000 to support her family. 

It says: “It’s with great regret we announce one of our beloved friend Kalpana’s sudden unexpected demise.

“She is a 39 years old hard working mum of two very young children (aged 3 and 8 years) and a blissful wife.

“She is very soft nature, very kind and helping person. She was working as a staff nurse in Bradford Royal Infirmary hospital.

“Unfortunately she passed away this morning in her sleep whilst in India on holiday. We reach out to your financial support to help her husband and young children in their very difficult stage of life.”

A number of tributes have been left on the page.

One person wrote: “Words cant express how much we miss you Kalpana ...we miss you sooo much dear . May your soul RIP .”

While another person said: “RIP Kalpana. Let us try to support the family as much as we can.”

The page can be accessed here.

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This lovely lady looked after our youngest grandson when he arrived three & a half months premature, she will be missed. Heaven has gained an angel.

Andy Lund

So sorry to hear this terrible news, sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Oly Todd

I miss you so much my dear sister Kalpana, Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our Kalpana. My most heartfelt condolences to her Family. I will pray God to give the strength to Bobee Jain, Adhya, Abi and all Kalpana's family members and friends to overcome at this very difficult time. RIP

I miss you so much my dear sister Kalpana,
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our Kalpana. My most heartfelt condolences to her Family. I will pray God to give the strength to Bobee Jain, Adhya, Abi and all Kalpana's family members and friends to overcome at this very difficult time. RIP
Mohan Ramasamy