Father-of-three, 50, survives coronavirus but dies of suspected heart attack just days later

A father-of-three from Birmingham has died from a heart attack only days after he left hospital having recovered from coronavirus.

Jawal Iqbal Dad, 50, was admitted to Heartlands Hospital with his wife after suffering with coronavirus symptoms for two weeks.

After making full recovery from Coronavirus last week, Mr. Jawal, who ran Overseas Exchange in Birmingham, died at his home in Hodge Hill on Tuesday morning from a heart attack.

Confirming his death, Bromford and Hodge Hill Ward Labour councilor Majid Mahmood, said: ‘I was deeply shocked at the news and we’re hoping to get some answers because he was only discharged last week.

‘He fought of COVID-19 after being hospitalised and had just returned to his office at Overseas Express to get it disinfected.

‘I spoke to him over the weekend and he told me he was feeling fine and fully recovered.We only last met a few weeks back. It never crossed my mind that we would never speak or meet again.’


Councillor Mahmood who is a friend of Mr. Dad also said spoke with the family of the deceased and that they were devastated.

He said: ‘He was one of the most humble and sincere individuals and the epitome of a pillar of the community. He was a very charitable individual and an all-round legend. He will be a great loss to his family, friends, neighbours and the community at large.

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