Headlines: Senior Congress Leader Ahmed Patel No More, Sonia Gandhi Mourns Loss of A “Colleague”

Headlines: Senior Congress Leader Ahmed Patel No More, Sonia Gandhi Mourns Loss of A “Colleague”

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday morning at the age of 71. The veteran politician had been at Medanta Hospital since his health worsened after a Covid-19 infection. In a tweet, his son Faisal Patel said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3.30 am. Patel had announced on Twitter on October 1 that he contracted coronavirus. Last week, his daughter said he was stable and “significantly better” than at the time of hospitalisation. Several political leaders expressed their condolences at the passing away of the Congress stalwart. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say: “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.” Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi also remembered Patel as a wise leader and a pillar of support.

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