E Ahamed was a tireless campaigner for underprivileged, says President Pranab Mukherjee


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    Pranab Mukherjee condoled the death of IUML MP from Kerala E Ahamed.

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    E Ahamed served as MEA State in the UPA government.

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    Ahamed has been a Lok Sabha member from Malappuram in Kerala since 1991.

President Pranab Mukherjee today condoled the death of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MP from Kerala E Ahamed and said he was a tireless "campaigner" for welfare of the "underprivileged".

"Heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of IUML President, former Minister and MP, E. Ahamed," Mukherjee tweeted addressing him as a long-time "friend and colleague".

The President said Ahamed's "services to the nation will be long remembered".

E Ahamed, who on Tuesday collapsed in Parliament's Central Hall, suffered a cardiac arrest and died after undergoing treatment at the city-based Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Also read: E Ahamed served country with great diligence, says PM Modi

The 78-year-old leader served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and has been a Lok Sabha member from Malappuram in Kerala since 1991.

Also read: Watch me live presenting Union Budget at 11 am, tweets Arun Jaitley amid row over E Ahamed's death 

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