- Dilip Kumar loses 2 brothers to COVID-19 in less than 2 weeks
- His brothers, Ehsan and Aslam Khan were admitted to Lilavati Hospital on 15th of August
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar lost his younger brother Ehsan Khan, who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in August, according to the information provided by Faisal Farooqui, Dilip Kumar’s family friend.
The two brothers of the Indian cinema icon, Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan were admitted to the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai on August 15 after they complained of breathlessness. They both were tested positive for COVID-19.
Aslam Khan, 88, passed away on the 21st of August, while Ehsan Khan breathed his last late Wednesday night due to deadly coronavirus, said Dr Jalil Parkar, who was treating the duo.
Farooqui took to Kumar’s official Twitter account to confirm the news.
“Dilip saab’s youngest brother Ehsan Khan, passed away few hours ago. Earlier, youngest brother, Aslam had passed away. We are from God and to Him we return. Please pray for them (sic),” the tweet read.
Dilip Saab’s youngest brother Ehsan Khan, passed away few hours ago.— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) September 3, 2020
Earlier, youngest brother, Aslam had passed away. We are from God and to Him we return. Pls pray for them.
Posted by @FAISALmouthshut on behalf of #DilipKumar
In March, Kumar, 97, had shared a health update on Twitter, saying that he and wife, actor Saira Banu, 75, were under “complete isolation” and quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, coronavirus caseload in Maharashtra rose to 8,25,739, while death toll reached 25,195.