Ehsan Khan, younger brother of veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, left for his heavenly abode on Wednesday evening in Mumbai after losing a long battle to coronavirus-related complications. He was 92. The tragic news was broken by Dilip Kumar’s close family friend Faisal Farooqui through the 97 year old veteran actor’s official Twitter account: “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.”
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. Pls pray for them.
Posted by @FAISALmouthshut on behalf of #DilipKumar
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) September 3, 2020
Lilavati Hospital’s Dr Jalil Parkar said, “He passed away around half an hour back. He was covid positive. He had heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease.”
On August 21, Dilip Kumar’s brother Aslam khan gave in to Covid-19 in Lilavati hospital. The brothers were immediately rushed to the hospital after they complained of severe breathlessness and their oxygen saturation level dipped. They later tested positive for coronavirus.
In April, Dilip Kumar had confirmed that he was self-isolating at his home and was being looked after by his wife Saira Banu. He had retweeted a tweet that read, “Dilip Sahab – @TheDilipKumar – is fine. He’s resting at home, locked down, under self-isolation, being looked after by his loving and devoted wife #SairaBanu Thank you everybody for the prayers and wishes.”