Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E Ahamed has passed away on Wednesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest, a senior doctor has confirmed.
The 78-year-old Ahamed died at 2:15 am at RML hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday and put on artificial life support.
“E Ahamed has passed away at 2:15 am. His body has been taken to AIIMS hospital for embalming (a method to preserve a corpse from decaying) as the facility is not available at RML,” a senior RML doctor told PTI.
Ahamed’s body will be taken to Kerala later on Wednesday. The MP from Kerala’s Mallapuram suffered a cardiac arrest during the President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Tuesday.
At around 2.15 PM, he was shifted to the RML trauma centre’s ICU where he was put on ventilator and breathed his last. A sitting member of parliament has passed away. Conventions dictate house adjourns after mourning but Feb 1 is another exceptional day. Government is under considerable pressure. Unprecedented situation for the house and govt as both will have to watch out for developments leading up to house proceedings.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, besides other party leaders had rushed to the hospital late at night and met Ahamed’s family.
Ahamed’s family had alleged that they were not allowed to meet the leader.