KASHIF HASNAIN (PHOTO/VIDEO BY SAURABH SHRIVASTAVA)
New Delhi: In a commemoration programme of former Union Minister and well know Muslim face of Indian politics, E Ahmad, Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, veteran leaders like D Raja, Umar Abdullah, AK Antony, Shashi Tharoor remembered the veteran leader.
The commemoration was organised by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) at Constitution Club of India on Monday evening.
While remembering E Ahmad, Congress President, Rahul Gandhi said that despite our age gap, he had an special bond with him. “He was more than a politician and was institution itself. He was guiding light for us and a great patriotic, who portrayed real picture of India in foreign countries.”
In the following event, veteran CPI leader D Raja associated himself as a true friend. “As he died I had lost my true friend and guardian of south Indians.”
Later, Farooq Abdullah, president of National Conference Party and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir remembered him as with a popular quote of Allama Iqbal ‘HazaaroN saal nargis apni be noori pe roti hai badi mushkil se hota hai chaman mein deedawar paida,’ he was defining quote.
“Today when the democracy is in great threat, we truly missing leader like E Ahmad and always endorsed for glory of India.” Abdullah said.
E Ahmad was an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) national president and former Minister of State for External Affairs. In 2017, he suffered a cardiac arrest in Parliament and later passed away at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi.