Grieving the loss, Mr Kovind tweeted, “Distressed to know that veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel is no more. An astute Parliamentarian, Shri Patel combined the skills of a strategist and the charm of a mass leader. His amiability won him friends across party lines. My condolences to his family and friends.”
Remembering the deceased leader’s public years, Mr Modi said, “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”
The senior Congress leader passed away at the age of 71 due to multiple organ failure after testing positive for Covid-19.
According to family members, he died at 0330 hrs at Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.