In some sad news today, the younger brother of legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar, Aslam Khan, passed away early this morning. Aslam Khan had tested positive for the Coronavirus earlier last week and also had various pre-existing health conditions including diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital confirmed the news today.
Over the weekend, Aslam Khan together with his brother Ehsan was admitted to the Mumbai hospital after complaining of breathlessness. After being rushed to the hospital, both the brothers were tested positive for the novel coronavirus and consequently admitted to the covid unit. As per their results, their oxygen levels had dropped below 80%.
“They have been kept in ICU but we haven’t intubated them as yet. Considering their age and pre-condition health issues like diabetes and hypertension, we have to be extra careful while treating them,” a doctor had told a leading Indian daily. Eshan is about 90 years of age while Aslam was a few years younger.
It was back in April that Dilip Kumar confirmed via social media that he was self-isolating at home and being cared for by his wife, Saira Banu. Taking to his Twitter, 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.”
Sending lots of prayers for the departed soul.