Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away

25-11-2020

New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, passes away due to multiple organ failure in Gurgaon hospital since his health worsened after a Covid infection.

In a tweet, his son Faisal Patel said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3.30 am today.

"With profound grief & sorrow, I regret to announce the sad & 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, requesting all their well-wishers to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations by avoiding mass gatherings.

71-year-old Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat and a treasurer of the Congress was undergoing treatment for coronavirus after testing positive last month. In a tweet on October 1, he had requested those who had come in contact with him to self-isolate.

Patel was an eight-term parliamentarian and considered to be a close aide of interim party president Sonia Gandhi.