Kerala MP E Ahamed Dies After Suffering Heart Attack in Parliament
Senior Kerala MP E Ahamed, on Tuesday, suffered a heart attack and collapsed in Parliament's Central Hall. He was rushed to New Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and was put on life support, but passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A team of three doctors, consisting head of cardiology Neeraj Pandit, head of anaesthesia Rajesh Sood and In-charge of Nursing facility RS Tonk, were monitoring Ahamed's condition.
Ahamed, a member of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and a former Minister in the UPA government, fell unconscious during President Pranab Mukherjee's address.
High drama prevailed at government-run RML hospital with top Congress leaders visiting the hospital to enquire about his health and alleging that his family was not being allowed to meet him.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul Gandhi, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, besides other party leaders rushed to the hospital late at night and met Ahamed's family.
Sources add that Ahamed's son, daughters and son-in-law were at the hospital and even had an exchange of hot words with the hospital authorities.
The 78-year-old Ahamed had served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the UPA government and was a Lok Sabha member from Malappuram in Kerala since 1991.
(With inputs from PTI, IANS)