Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E Ahmed, a lawmerker from Kerala State, passed away on Wednesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The senior Kerala MP had collapsed in Parliament’s Central Hall yesterday.
The MP died at 2:15am at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he was admitted yesterday and put on artificial life support. “Ahamed died despite being tried to revive. He was on life support system since Tuesday evening,” reports said.
“E Ahamed has passed away at 2:15 am. His body has been taken to AIIMS hospital for embalming as the facility is not available at RML,” a senior RML doctor said. His body will be taken to Kerala later today.
Ahamed, a former Minister in the Congress-led UPA government and a longtime MP from Kerala, was admitted to after he fell unconscious in Parliament’s Central Hall during President Pranab Mukherjee’s address.
The 78-year-old Ahamed has served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the UPA government and has been a Lok Sabha member from Malappuram in Kerala since 1991.
Ahamed was initially admitted to the emergency department of RML. However, as he showed no signs of revival, doctors attempted to revive him by putting him on the life support system after shifting him to the trauma centre of the hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed condolence on his demise and said, “The PM said the IUML leader devoted significant efforts towards Kerala`s progress, adding that his role in deepening India`s ties with West Asia was notable. In a series of tweets, PM Modi said: “Saddened by the demise of E Ahamed, a veteran political leader who served the nation with great diligence. My condolences.”
The PM said the IUML leader devoted significant efforts towards Kerala`s progress, adding that his role in deepening India`s ties with West Asia was notable.
Indramani Pandey, Indian Ambassador to Oman, said, “E Ahmed passed away today morning after brief illness. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and followers. His service to the country during his long political and public life as a member of parliament and Minister will always be remembered.”
One of three children, Ahmed Rayes, is based in Muscat.