New Delhi: Condolences poured in on Wednesday as the news spread of the demise of Ahmed Patel, a senior Congress leader and close aide of party chief Sonia Gandhi.
President Kovind said in his condolence message via tweet, “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. “
Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patelji. 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, ”Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
In a condolence message issued here, Mrs Gandhi said, “As Mr. Ahmed Patel, I have lost one of my colleague whose life has been dedicated to the Congress. His honesty, dedication and loyalty to his work set him apart as a leader from others. ” She said, “I have lost a loyal colleague and friend whose alternative is not possible. I am shocked at his demise and convey my condolences to the victim’s family. ”
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Mr. Patel, saying, “It is a sad day. Shri Ahmed Patel was a pillar of the Congress party. He lived and breathed Congress and stood with the party through its most difficult times. He was a tremendous asset.
We will miss him. My love and condolences to Faisal, Mumtaz & the family. “
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “Ahmad ji was a very intelligent and experienced leader. I always consulted and consulted him. He was our true friend. The Congress has been deeply hurt by his death. May his soul rest in peace. “
It is noteworthy that Shri Patel died at 3 am on Wednesday. He was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram where he breathed his last. His son Faisal shared information about his father’s demise on Twitter.