New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed condolence on the demise of former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader E Ahamed.
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 Mr. E Ahamed, a veteran political leader who served the nation with great diligence. My condolences."
"Mr. E Ahamed devoted significant efforts towards Kerala's progress. His role in deepening India's ties with West Asia was notable."
"The continuous efforts of Mr. E Ahamed for the empowerment of the Muslim community will be remembered."
The mortal remains of Ahamed, who passed away in the wee hours of Wednesday morning at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Parliament yesterday, will be taken to his residence here so the public can pay their homage, post which his remains will be flown to Kannur, his hometown.
The senior minister was admitted in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest during the President`s address in both Houses on Tuesday.
Earlier, Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi had visited the ailing politician in the hospital.
Later, he was shifted to the RML trauma centre`s ICU where he was put on ventilator.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also inquired about his health.
Ahamed had served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the previous UPA government.
(With Agency inputs)
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