Congress leader Ahmed Patel had been in Gurgaon Hospital since his health worsened after a covid-19 infection, a leader who was the closest political advisor of Sonia Gandhi. He was known as one of the most well-known troubleshooters of the Indian National Congress. He was 71 years old and had been admitted to a Gurgaon Hospital since his health worsened after the Covid-19 infection. “The Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3:30 a.m. today” was tweeted by his son Faisal Patel.
He tweeted “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 had been admitted to the ICU of Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon on November 15.
— Faisal Patel (@mfaisalpatel) November 24, 2020
I am extremely shocked by the demise of Great leader and AICC Treasurer #AhmedPatel ji. His contributions towards the Congress as well as the nation has been an inspiration to us all. May he rests in peace. pic.twitter.com/wKyYM6sbPy
— Rajeev Satav (@SATAVRAJEEV) November 24, 2020
Deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the untimely passing away of veteran Congress leader & friend Sh. #AhmedPatel ji. It is a great loss for Congress Party and all Congress workers like me. His contribution to the party will always be remembered.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 25, 2020
#Covid has been victorious qua two young #congressmen who were cong secretaries around same time &came to #rajivgandhi notice & later his inner circle in the 80s : #TarunGogoi & #AhmedPatel COVID is claiming precious lives right, left ¢re. Initial vigilance is paramount
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) November 25, 2020
Saddened and shocked by the demise of veteran Congress leader #ahmedpatel ji .
Astutute statesman and gentleman who graced Indian politics for decades and generations.
— INC_Spain (@inc_spain) November 24, 2020