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Former Union Minister Ahamed Dies Day After Cardiac Arrest in Parliament

File photo: Former Union Minister E Ahamed

New Delhi: Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E Ahamed has passed away early on Wednesday morning 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.

IUML MP E Ahamed passes away, he was rushed to the hospital yesterday morning from Parliament during President’s address.

— ANI (@ANI_news) January 31, 2017

“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 said.

Ahamed’s body will be taken to Kerala later today. The MP from Kerala’s Mallapuram suffered a cardiac arrest during the President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.

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.

Delhi: IUML MP E Ahamed’s mortal remains brought to his residence

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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.

Son of E Ahamed: I’m not being allowed to see my father, it’s my right. How can I not be allowed?

— ANI (@ANI_news) January 31, 2017