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Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel, died on Wednesday following a long-standing battle against the complications of COVID-19 virus. He was around 71 years old.

In the early hours of Wednesday, the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, who was being treated at the Gurugram hospital, died today after multi-organ failure.

Confirming the report, his son Faisal patel announced that his father, Ahmed Patel, had died from multiple organ failure.

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Patel, Rajya Sabha MP of Gujarat, expired on Wednesday at 3.30 a.m.

Faisal patel tweeted

Expressing regret, tweets from Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The death of a veteran leader was condoned by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, he tweeted

Sonia Gandhi also said

The president of the Samajwadi Party, Akhulesh Yadav tweeted

The last rites of Ahmed Patel will take place in his village. He was a native of Piramal in Gujarat’s Bharuch region.

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It was his last wish, as per his family members, for his last rites to take place in his village.

On October 1, Patel, also the Treasurer of the Indian National Congress, tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted on November 15 to Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital.

On October 1, while announcing that he had been tested positive for COVID-19, Patel urged all those in touch with him to undergo self-isolation in the last few days.

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