“With profound grief & sorrow, I regret to announce the sad & 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 tweeted, requesting all their well-wishers to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations by avoiding mass gatherings.
71-year-old Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat and a treasurer of the Congress was undergoing treatment for coronavirus after testing positive last month. In a tweet on October 1, he had requested those who had come in contact with him to self-isolate.
Patel was an eight-term parliamentarian and considered to be a close aide of interim party president Sonia Gandhi.