The Piku actor had lost his 95-year-old mother Saeeda Begum in Jaipur only three days earlier. He could not attend the funeral because of the lockdown in force across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In early 2018, Khan had revealed about his neuroendocrine tumour diagnosis. The actor stayed away from public eye as he underwent treatment in the UK. After his return in 2019, he shot for Angrezi Medium, the sequel to his 2017 hit Hindi Medium.
However, his health condition prevented him from promoting the movie, which hit the theatres in March just before the lockdown that began on March 24.