Gandhi family grieves Ahmed Patel’s demise

New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra grieved the loss of veteran leader Ahmed Patel on Wednesday morning.

Paying her tributes to the former colleague, Senior leader Sonia Gandhi said in a tweet, “In Sh. Ahmed Patel, I have lost a colleague, whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress Party. His faithfulness and dedication, his commitment to his duty, his always being there to help, his generosity were rare qualities that distinguished him from others. I have lost an irreplaceable comrade, a faithful colleague and a friend. I mourn his passing and I feel deeply for his bereaved family to whom I offer my sincere feelings of empathy and support.”

Former party president Rahul Gandhi referred the deceased as a pillar of Indian National Congress (INC) and wrote, “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.”

Ms Priyanka Vadra too, mourned the senior leader’s loss and said, “Ahmed ji was not only a wise and experienced colleague to whom I constantly turned for advice and counsel, he was a friend who stood by us all, steadfast, loyal, and dependable to the end. His passing away leaves an immense void. May his soul rest in peace.”

The 71-year-old Congress leader passed away at 0330 hrs at Medanta hospital in Gurgaon due to multiple organ failure after testing positive for Covid-19.

P Chidambaran, Digvijaya Singh, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Manish Tiwari are among several Congress leaders who condoled the death of Patel.


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