Kaisad Kapadia, a fitness expert and director of K11 Education Pvt Ltd, died in the city on Wednesday. He is 49 years old.
By the time Kapadia was brought to the hospital, he was already dead, according to Sasun General Hospital officials. Rapid antigen testing was performed under the guidance of the Medical Research Council of India (ICMR). “The test for Govit-19 is positive and the cause of death in the certificate is listed as corona virus infection,” a Sassoon official told the Indian Express.
According to his relatives, Kapadia took his first dose of the Govit-19 vaccine. On Wednesday morning, he felt some uneasiness, but he died before being brought to the hospital. He is survived by his wife Kalyani, a kabaddi player and personal fitness trainer. Family members said Kapadia was unaware he had a Govt-19 infection.
There was distrust and shock among his students and friends, many of whom attended the cremation from Mumbai to Pune.
“I got the news in the morning, it was shocking. My wife called him four days ago, so it felt sudden. The career started slowly after Kovit returned, the news was a big shock. We lost a gem … it would be very difficult to replace him, he was a Legend has it that to lose him at an early age, I do not know how we can fill the void, ”said Tushar Ramanan, a fitness expert who has known Kapadia for more than 25 years.
Their mutual interest in fitness has strengthened their bond over the years. When Kaisad worked as a personal trainer in Mumbai in the early 90s, we often met at expos and workshops. We both loved fitness, anatomy and fitness. At that time, I made international bodybuilders fly to India, and since kaisat was his passion field, I always made calling it an important aspect, ”Raman added.
“He started a fitness course in Marathi, which was his best activity in the state because language would not be a barrier for people who want to build a career in fitness. He was a professional bodybuilder and participated in many championships like Mr. India. He had a lot of knowledge and interest in the profession. , It was interesting and inspiring whenever we met, ”said Ramanan.
Dr. Anand Gangwal, a sports physiotherapist who has known Kapadia for the past 15 years, said, “He changed the lives of millions of people … He changed not only the individuals who wanted to be healthy, but also the coaches, and he took fitness to the masses.”
Kapadia, who was the coach of actor Tiger Shroff, was instrumental in starting the K11 School of Fitness Sciences in 2003, an educational institution in the field of vocational training related to fitness.
It is dedicated to creating careers for individuals who want to have a future in the fitness industry. Certification is required to become a fitness trainer and it is a great investment. But Kapadia started studying at his academy, which was easy on the pocket with EMI options available to students at affordable prices.
Driving the industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Kapadia was heavily involved in training sessions, as well as updating his academy with new technology and new teaching techniques, Raman said.
“I had organized the Pune Fitness Carnival, the Fitness Awards and in 2010 I presented him with an award for his tremendous contribution to the field of fitness …” said Ramanan.
Lawyer Ranjit Singh Pawar said, “I worked at K11 from 2006 to 2018. I think many of his students, including myself, must have seen him as a father figure. He is one of the best educators in the field of fitness.