Former Miss India finalist Rinky Chakma dies at 28

By Minh Long   February 29, 2024 | 02:04 am PT
Rinky Chakma, former Miss India finalist, died at 28 from cancer on Feb. 27 after a battle starting in 2022.

The Femina Miss India pageant's official page mourned her passing, extending "heartfelt condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time" and hoping for her soul's eternal peace.

Rinky Chakma won the title Beauty with a Purpose at the Femina Miss India 2017. Photo from her Instagram

Rinky Chakma won the title "Beauty with a Purpose" at the Femina Miss India 2017. Photo from her Instagram

They remembered Rinky as a legacy of purpose and beauty, acknowledging the deep sense of loss felt by those who knew her.

Chakma's battle began with a breast cancer diagnosis, leading to surgical intervention. However, the cancer metastasized to her lungs and later to her brain, developing into a tumor, as detailed by Femina magazine.

Her condition worsened over time, rendering her unable to continue chemotherapy. She was admitted to the hospital in a critical state on Feb. 22, relying on ventilator support in the ICU due to significant lung impairment.

Her participation in the 2017 Femina Miss India pageant, representing Tripura, earned her the Miss Beauty with a Purpose title, highlighting her commitment to making a significant impact and her altruistic nature, according to India Today.

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