Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, a close aide of Sonia Gandhi, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday morning at the age of 71. The veteran politician had been at Medanta Hospital since his health worsened after a Covid-19 infection. In a tweet, his son Faisal Patel said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3.30am. Patel had announced on Twitter on October 1 that he contracted coronavirus. Last week, his daughter said he was stable and "significantly better" than at the time of hospitalisation.
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