The news of his demise was tweeted by his son Faisal Patel,
“With profound grief and sorrow, I regret to announce the sad and untimely demise of my father, Mr. Ahmed Patel at 03:30 AM. After testing positive for COVID-19 around a month back, his health worsened further. May Allah grant him Jannatul firdaus, inshallah.”
PM Modi condoled the senior Congress leader’s demise in his tweet, “Ahmed Patel’s role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered”.
“Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. 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,” PM Modi tweeted.
Top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called Mr Patel 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,” Mr Gandhi tweeted.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Mr Patel was an experienced colleague to whom she “constantly turned for advice and counsel”.
“…he was a friend who stood by us all, steadfast, loyal, and dependable to the end,” she tweeted.
On October 1, Mr Patel had tested positive for coronavirus.