Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday morning. He was 71. The veteran politician had been at a private hospital since his health worsened after a Covid infection. In a tweet at around 4 am, his son, Faisal Patel, said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat had passed away at 3.30 am today.
Messages of condolences and tributes poured in soon after the announcement of Mr Patel’s death. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over the demise of the veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Ahmed Patel.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace.”