Dilip Kumar's brother Ehsan Khan dies at 90 due to COVID-19

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Dilip Kumar [Image: Dilip Kumar's Twitter account]
Dilip Kumar [Image: Dilip Kumar's Twitter account]

New Delhi : Days after Dilip Kumar's brother Aslam Khan died after testing positive for COVID-19, the veteran actor's younger brother Ehsan Khan, 90, died on Thursday. He had also tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to a hospital. 

The announcement was made through the 97-year-old actor's official Twitter account by his family friend Faisal Farooqui, where he wrote, "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. Posted by Faisal Farooqui on behalf of Dilip Kumar."

Ehsan Khan and Aslam Khan, 88, tested positive for COVID-19 on August 15, after which they were admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment. Aslam Khan died on August 21. After Faisal Farooqui announced the news on Twitter, Dr Jalil Parkar, who oversaw Aslam Khan's treatment, told news agency PTI, "Mr Aslam passed away due to COVID-19. He had pneumonia with diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. He had multiple organ failure. He died in the early hours of Friday."

Before the nationwide-lockdown was imposed, Dilip Kumar revealed that he and his wife, actress Saira Banu, were under complete isolation and quarantine as a precaution against the coronavirus.