Amir Khan’s family heartbroken by tragic death of newborn nephew as boxer posts emotional tribute
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Amir Khan is mourning the tragic death of his newborn nephew.
The boxer took to his Instagram feed to share the devastating news with his 1.3million followers as he posted a heartbreaking image of the funeral in Bolton.
The snap sees the 33 year old looking down over a burial plot for Abdul, the son of Amir's brother Haroon, who could be seen holding the arch of his nose as he kept his eyes closed in devastation.
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Amir, who recently gave a tour of the house he shares with wife Faryal Makhdoom, wrote: "Tough day for the family.
"My nephew, son of my brother @harrykingkhan passed away yesterday. The new born didn’t make it." [sic]
He then asked his army of loyal fans to keep his family in mind during their prayers as he added: "May Allah make it easy for the family, especially the mother and father, please keep us in your prayers," alongside a praying hands emoji.
It is thought that Abdul was born on 1 July but tragically passed away on the same day.
Haroon Khan is a boxer like his brother and has won all seven of his professional fights. He also received the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games back in 2010.
The 29 year old married his wife Arifa Janjua in Pakistan four years ago and they had their first child together, a boy, in 2018.
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Amir, whose wife has never watched any of his fights because it's "too tough", and Haroon's friends paid tributes to the family across social media as boxer Abner Mares said: "My condolences to family Khan". [sic]
Comedian Russell Peters posted two broken heart emojis and two-time world champion Paul Malignaggi wrote: "Condolences to you and the family champ," followed by a praying hands emoji.
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Amir's fans also flocked to the comments section to offer their condolences as one person said: "So sad to hear about your loss . May his soul rest in piece . Ameen". [sic]
Another chimed: "Dont worry Allah will keep him save, and also he will be in my prayers," [sic] with three praying hands emojis.
While a third added: "So sad , sending love and warmth to the family". [sic]
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