New Delhi: Veteran Congress chief Ahmed Patel handed away on Wednesday morning at a Gurugram Hospital, the place he was present process therapy since November 15, his son Faisal Patel confirmed. He was 71.
In a tweet, Faisal mentioned that his father breathed his final at 3.30 am on Wednesday.
“With profound grief & sorrow, I regret to announce the sad and untimely demise of my father, Mr. Ahmed Patel at 25/11/2020, 03:30 AM. After testing positive for COVID-19 around a month back, his health worsened further due to multiple organ failures. May Allah grant him Jannatul firdaus, inshallah,” he tweeted.
— Faisal Patel (@mfaisalpatel) November 24, 2020
He additionally requested all their well-wishers to stick to the COVID-19 laws by avoiding mass gatherings.
Condolences and tributes poured in quickly after the announcement of Mr Patel’s loss of life.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the senior chief, saying “his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered”.
“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,” PM Modi tweeted.
Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Recognized for his sharp thoughts, his function in strengthening the Congress Occasion would all the time be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. Could Ahmed Bhai’s soul relaxation in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 25, 2020
Congress scion Rahil Gandhi additionally condoled the demise and mentioned he was a “pillar of the Congress party”.
“He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the party through its most difficult times. He was a tremendous asset. We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the family,” Gandhi tweeted.
It’s a unhappy day. Shri Ahmed Patel was a pillar of the Congress get together. He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the get together by its most tough occasions. He was an amazing asset.
We are going to miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the household. pic.twitter.com/sZaOXOIMEX
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 25, 2020
In a tweet on October 1, Ahmed Patel had introduced, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. I request all those who came in close contact with me recently, to self isolate.”
I’ve examined optimistic for Covid19. I request all those that got here in shut contact with me lately, to self isolate
— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) October 1, 2020