Mukhtar Ahmed passes away due to Covid-19

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BLACKBURN: Tributes have been paid to a ‘humble’ and ‘caring’ businessman who has died aged 67. Mukhtar Ahmed Khan passed away after a short illness on Saturday October 31, his family said.

According to an Asian Image report, he had been to Pakistan for several months and returned to the UK in September. After self-isolating he returned to work at United Finance and Insurance. Mr Khan came to the UK aged only seven in 1960 from Porawala Gujarat in Pakistan. He went on to study at university which at the time was something few people from the Asian community managed to achieve. He went on to work at the Abbey National which was based at premises in Whalley Range until it closed and was rebranded.

Mukhtar Ahmed Khan

His son Aamar said: “It seems he picked up Covid-19 at work and then his health took a turn for the worse. He was fit and healthy and people were always commenting at how well he looked for his age.” Mr Khan was in ICU and then on a ventilator for a week before his death. The funeral took place on Sunday at Pleasington Cemetery under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

Mr Khan, of Crosshill Road, was well known for assisting people from all backgrounds from his premises in the heart of Whalley Range.

Aamar said: “People will remember him for being there whenever they needed him. He was a humble and a quiet character who never turned anyone away.

People are asked not to attend the house to pay their respects. Mukhtar Ahmed Khan is survived by three sons, two daughters and five grandchildren.