Noor Jehan, a cousin of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, died in Peshawar on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, reported PTI. Jehan’s husband Asif Burhan said that she was suffering from oral cancer.
Jehan, 52, a paternal cousin of Shah Rukh, resided in Mohallah Shah Wali Qataal area close to Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar. Having previously served as a district and town councillor, Jehan was active in politics and even filed nomination papers for the provincial assembly PK-77 seat in the 2018 General Elections before withdrawing at the last moment.
Asif said Shah Rukh’s father and Jehan’s father were siblings and she used to contact her cousin on telephone occasionally. She visited India to meet Shah Rukh Khan in 1997 and 2011. In her first visit, she was accompanied by her husband. During his childhood, Khan also visited his relatives in Peshawar along with his parents twice.
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