Dilip Kumar's brother Aslam Khan passes away at the age of 88

Updated: 21 August, 2020 13:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Dilip Kumar's brothers, Ehsaan Khan and Aslam Khan had tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to Lilavati Hospital, but younger brother Aslam passed away on Friday morning.

Dilip Kumar/picture courtesy: mid-day archives
Dilip Kumar/picture courtesy: mid-day archives

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's brother Aslam Khan is no more. The actor's brother, who tested positive for COVID-19 passed away on Friday morning, August 21, 2020. Eshan Khan and Aslam Khan, brothers of Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar, were admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Saturday night August 15, 2020, after they complained of breathlessness. Both brothers were kept on artificial breathing support.

The brothers were in the ICU but they were not intubated. The news was shared on ANI's Twitter account and it read:

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's younger brother Aslam Khan, who tested positive for COVID-19, passed away at the age of 88. The cinema icon's two brothers, Ehsaan Khan, 90, and Aslam Khan were admitted to Lilavati Hospital on August 15 and was being treated by Dr Jalil Parkar. "Mr Aslam passed away at Lilavati Hospital 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," Parkar told PTI.

In March, Dilip 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.

Earlier, Dilip Kumar had tweeted:

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With inputs from PTI

First Published: 21 August, 2020 09:51 IST

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