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Dilip Kumar's younger brother Aslam Khan passes away after testing positive for COVID-19 Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar's younger brother Aslam Khan passes away after testing positive for COVID-19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Aug 2020, 05:06 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: Actor Dilip Kumar's youngest brother Aslam Khan, who had tested COVID-19 positive last week, has died, the actor's family friend Faisal Farooqui tweeted on Friday.

According to media reports, Aslam Khan, 88, succumbed to COVID-19. He had underlying health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and also contracted pneumonia.

"Dilip Saab's youngest brother, Aslam Khan, passed away this morning at Lilavati Hospital... We are from God and to Him we return," wrote Faisal Farooqui on his Twitter handle.

His post was also retweeted by Dilip Kumar.

Dilip Kumar's younger brothers Ehsaan Khan, 90, and Aslam Khan were admitted on August 15 to Lilavati Hospital after they complained of breathlessness. 

Media reports said there was no update on the health condition of Ehsaan Khan.

In March, a few days before Janta Curfew, which was followed by the first phase of countrywide lockdown, Dilip Kumar, 97, announced that he and his wife Saira Banu were under "complete isolation" due to coronavirus spread.

"I am under complete isolation and quarantine due to the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Saira has left nothing to chance, ensuring I do not catch any infection," his tweet read.

In the following tweet he appealed to his followers to stay indoors and adhere to government guidelines.

"I appeal to all of you to protect yourself and others by staying indoors as much as possible. The #CoronavirusOutbreak transcends all boundaries and borders. Follow guidelines issued by health departments, protect yourself and others by limiting your exposure to others," he had tweeted.

A superstar, Kumar is known for acting in several films like  Andaz (1949),  Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Azaad (1955), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Ganga Jamuna (1961).

He is a National Award winning actor, who has been honoured with Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan.