Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her condolences on the demise of former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MP E. Ahamed saying that India has lost an outstanding parliamentarian.
She said ‘he was a committed Democrat and beloved leader of Kerala, whose simple life style and commitment to cause of people was an example to an entire generation.”. She conveyed her harmony in this hour of grief to Ahamed’s family and supporters.
Former Union minister E Ahamed passes away: Sonia Gandhi has expressed her condolences
Also, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that Ahamed was a veteran parliamentarian, who served the nation with great honor and dedication. He came all the way to Twitter and tweeted addressing the sudden demise of Ahamed. The tweet read “Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri E Ahamed. A veteran parliamentarian and a valued colleague, he served his country with honor and dedication.” He also added, “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones in this time of grief.”
Sonia Gandhi expressed her condolences to deceased Parliamentarian E. Ahamed
Ahamed has suffered a cardiac arrest during President Pranab Mukherjee’s addressing the both Houses on Tuesday. He was immediately admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital. He was in critical condition for hours and then passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday. As per the reports, he took his last breath at 2:15 AM.
His body was kept at his official residence in Delhi for public homage and was taken to Kozhikode by a special aircraft at 2 PM. His body was also taken to Haj House at Karipur before taking to Kozhikode. His last rites will be held in his hometown Kannur on Thursday.
MP-E Ahamed hails from Kerala who represented Malappuram constituency. He was elected to Lok Sabha for four consecutive terms. He also worked as the Minister of State for External Affairs from 2004 to 2009. He served as Minister of State for Railways from 2009 to 2011. He again was given Minister of State of External Affairs position in January 2011 and also took the charges as Minister of State for Human Resource Development in July 2011.