Seasoned Congress chief Ahmed Patel was paid wealthy tributes by ex-party chief Rahul Gandhi this morning, hours after he died at a Gurgaon hospital. Sonia Gandhi’s high aide – Ahmed Patel – was 71.
In his tweet, Mr Gandhi remembered the staunch Nehru-Gandhi household loyalist as “a pillar of the Congress get together”. “He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the get together by means of its most troublesome instances. He was an amazing asset,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
“We are going to miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the household,” he added, and shared an image of his get together colleague, who was additionally the get together’s high troubleshooter.
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 means of its most troublesome instances. 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
Ahmed Patel, who represented Gujarat eight instances in parliament, rose up the ranks in over 4 decades-long profession.
He had examined constructive for the extremely contagious coronavirus, which has affected over 92 lakh folks in India to date, on October 1. He was admitted to ICU of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon on November 15, his son Faisal Patel mentioned.
This morning, Faisal Patel tweeted about his father’s dying. “With profound grief & sorrow, I remorse to announce the unhappy and premature demise of my father, ” he mentioned in a press release.
“After testing constructive for COVID-19 round a month again, his well being worsened additional on account of a number of organ failures. I request all properly wishers to stick to Covid-19 regulation & order laws by avoiding any mass gatherings and to additionally keep social distancing norms always,” he additional urged.
Senior Congress leaders paid tributes to their get together colleague on Twitter. “Deeply saddened and shocked to study in regards to the premature passing away of veteran Congress chief & buddy Sh. #AhmedPatel ji. It’s a nice loss for Congress Occasion and all Congress staff like me. His contribution to the get together will at all times be remembered,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote.
“Shocked by the passing away of Shri @ahmedpatel I recollect fondly my interactions with him. We, @INCIndia, have misplaced a stalwart. My prayers are with @mfaisalpatel & his household,” tweeted Karti Chidambaram.