E Ahamed, Kerala MP, passes away after collapsing in Parliament

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New Delhi, Feb 1: Former Union Minister E Ahamed, who collapsed Tuesday morning in parliament, has died. He was 78. Mr Ahamed was admitted at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest while both houses of parliament were being jointly addressed by President Pranab Mukherjee. At around 2.15 pm, Mr Ahamed was shifted to the RML trauma centre’s ICU where he was put on ventilator. Mr Ahamed died at 2:15 am at RML hospital.

“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 was quoted by Media Sources.

Several ministers on Wednesday paid homage to senior Kerala MP E. Ahamed, who died early on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest in the parliament a day before.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister for Chemical and Fertiliser Anant Kumar and Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu were among those who visited the late leader’s official residence at Teen Murti Marg here.

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“Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be visiting around 10.15 a.m.,” a staff who worked with the late IUML MP, told Media Sources.

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