|Delhi/Trivandrum: Former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MP E Ahamed passed away early Wednesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest. The 78-year-old Ahamed died in the early hours at RML hospital where he was admitted Tuesday.
“E Ahamed passed away at 2:15 am. His body has been taken to AIIMS hospital for embalming,” a senior RML doctor told a leading news agency.
The MP, who represents Malappuram constituency in Kerala, was rushed to the hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest during the Presidential address in Parliament. He was shifted to the RML trauma centre’s ICU where he was put on ventilator.
E Ahamed (29 April 1938 – 1 February 2017) was an Indian politician who served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the Manmohan Singh government (2004–14). Ahamed graduated from Govt. Brennen College in Thalassery and later obtained a law degree from the Government Law College in Thiruvananthapuram. He represented the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala and was the National President of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and
2009. During 2004 -2009, he served as the Minister of State for External
Affairs. From April 2009 to January 2011, he was Minister of State for
Railways. He assumed charge again as Minister of State of External
Affairs on 24 January 2011. Ahamed also held the additional charge of
the Ministry of Human Resource Development from July 2011 to October