E Ahamed had served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the previous UPA government.
New Delhi: Former Union minister E Ahamed, who collapsed Tuesday morning in the Parliament house, has passed away. He was 78. Mr E Ahamed was admitted at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest while both houses of parliament were being jointly addressed by President Pranab Mukherjee. At Around 2.15 PM, Mr. Ahamed was moved to Ram Manohar Lohia Trauma center’s ICU where he was put on the ventilator. Mr Ahamed left his last breath at 2.15 AM at RML Hospital
“E Ahamed has deceased at 2:15 am. His body has been taken to AIIMS hospital for embalming (a method to preserve a body from decaying) as the facility is not available at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital,” a senior RML doctor said to the source.
E Ahamed’s body will be taken to Kerala later today.
Mr. Ahamed, who has worked as a Minister of State for External Affairs in Dr Manmohan Singh’s Govt, represented from Kerala in the Lok Sabha and also was the president of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
News of his death was led by high drama as Mr. Ahamed’s family members earlier alleged that they were not allowed to meet him by Hospital authorities.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, moreover other party leaders had visited the hospital late at night to ask about Mr. Ahamed’s health
“Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital as E Ahamed’s family, who collapsed today, is not permitted to meet him or to know about his health condition. This is complete high-handedness of the government,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala was stated to a news agency.
He stated the government has stopped the family members of the former Union Minister from meeting him or knowing about his health condition at such a time.
“I am not being allowed to see my father, it’s my right. How can I not be allowed,” son of E Ahamed expressed to source
E Ahamed represented the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency from Kerala.