Congress veteran leader Ahmed Patel passed away on Wednesday morning after battling Covid 19. Patel had tested positive on October 1 and was admitted due to post infection related complications. He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.
Patel was Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political advisor for a long time. He had served terms in Rajya Sabha, in his long political career. He won three Lok Sabha elections. Currently he was the Congress treasurer, a post that he occupied thrice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences via twitter. He tweeted,” “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.”