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Ahmed Patel: Congress’s Man For All Seasons

The quintessential backroom strategist who maintained a studied low profile

November 25, 2020

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad leaves after paying his condolences to the family members of party leader Ahmed Patel, at the former's residence, in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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In this file photo dated, Congress President Sonia Gandhi with her political adviser Ahmed Patel at an election campaign rally in Rajkot. Patel (71) passed away on Wednesday at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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In this file photo, Congress President Sonia Gandhi talks with party leader Ahmed Patel as Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Janardhan Dwivedi look on during the 'Save Democracy' rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away on Wednesday, at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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In this file photo, Congress leader Ahmed Patel being felicitated at the party's 'Satya Vijay Sammelan' in Surat. Patel (71) passed away on Wednesday at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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In this file photo dated, Newly-elected Congress Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel waves as he takes part in Indian Youth Congress' "Bharat Bachao Andolan” protest against BJP led NDA Government, in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away on Wednesday at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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Congress leader Karti Chidambaram addresses media as he leaves after paying his condolences to the family members of party leader Ahmed Patel, at the former's residence in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses media as he leaves after paying his condolences to the family members of party leader Ahmed Patel, at the former's residence, in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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Congress leader Kapil Sibal leaves after paying his condolences to the family members of party leader Ahmed Patel, at the former's residence, in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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Faisal Patel, son of Congress leader Ahmed Patel, arrives at his residence in New Delhi. Ahmed Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala pays tribute to party leader Ahmed Patel, at the party office in New Delhi. Patel (71) passed away today at a Delhi hospital due to multiple organ failure more than a month after he was tested positive for COVID-19.

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