Dilip Kumar’s brother Ehsaan Khan passed away last night. ETimes broke the news first. Just 11 days ago (on August 21), Dilip Kumar‘s other brother Aslam Khan had also passed away. Both succumbed to COVID-19. Saira Banu had spoken to us when Aslam Khan left the world of living. We spoke to her again today.
Sounding terribly sad and disturbed, Saira Banu said, “To tell you the truth, Dilip saab has not been told that Aslam bhai and Ehsaan bhai are no more. We keep every kind of disturbing news away from him. We didn’t even tell him when Amitabh Bachchan contracted COVID-19 and was admitted in Nanavati Hospital; he’s very fond of Amitabh.”
How is Dilip saab now, we asked? “Well, he is confined. Quarantine as such is the first priority. But he has had a few changes in blood pressure due to dehydration recently and he’s taking treatment.”
Talking about Ehsaan Khan, Saira Banu said that Dilip saab’s nephews Imran and Ayub carried out the last rites today. “We thought Ehsaan bhai would pull through. He battled it out for more than 2 weeks. His vital parameters were stable including his oxygen level after he was admitted in Lilavati. But suddenly yesterday around noon, there was a certain decline in his health about which I was informed by Dr Jalil Parkar, and then his condition deteriorated further towards the night.”
“It is so terrible to lose both of them, almost together. We also lost a friend a few days back, again due to COVID-19; she was just 51 and full of life. COVID-19 is definitely some punishment being meted out by God. Never witnessed such a catastrophe before. The world over has erred and is paying a price. Let us now pray to God to forgive us,” Sairaji concluded.
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