Alvida Ahmedbhai: Sibal Pens Poem for Congress Stalwart

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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passed away on 25 November. — PTI file photo

NEW DELHI — Congress leader Kapil Sibal has penned a poem in the memory of Congress stalwart Ahmed Patel, who passed away early on Wednesday morning.

He wrote:

“I never thought
you’ll go so soon
will feel the loss
for long

Congress has lost
it’s Northern Star
who guided it
for long

dotted the i’s
untied the knots
when Congress
needed help

for you the Party
was your first love
you never thought
of self

Alvida Ahmadbhai.”

As condolences pour in, his body will be flown to Gujarat to his native place and last rites will be performed there.

Rahul Gandhi wrote a letter to Patel’s family and said: “Ahmed ji epitomised courage and loyalty in public life. He stood by the Congress party through its most difficult times. I will miss his wisdom, his intellect and his unwavering commitment to the Congress party. He will continue to guide us and inspire every Congress worker to carry forward our mission. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family in this difficult time.”

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said,”I am saddened to hear the shocking news of the untimely death of Shri Ahmed Patel ji. Shri Ahmed Patel ji was one of the most trusted leader of the Congress Party and a great friend of mine. His passing away is an irreparable loss to the Congress Party.” — IANS

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