70 year old Manipur Governor ‘Syed Ahmed’ passed away after a quick sickness on Sunday morning. Syed Ahmed made till now due by his wife Syed Hasan Tara, two daughter and a son. He passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, where he was conceded for treatment of cancer a week ago. A former Congress leader and Maharashtra Minister, Syed Ahmed was confirmed as governor of the northeastern state of Manipur on May 16 this year. Preceding that, he was legislative leader of Jharkhand since September 2011.
Syed Ahmed was chosen to the Maharashtra administrative assembly five times on Congress tickets from the Nagpada constituency in south Mumbai and later served as a Minister in two governments, taking care of different portfolios. His memorial service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m at the Rahmatabad Cemetery in Byculla, said son Zeeshan Ahmed, who is a conspicuous state Congress leader.
In a sympathy message to Ahmed’s wife Syed Hasan Tana, President Pranab Mukherjee said ‘I am tragic to find out about the passing away of Dr. Syed Ahmed. He served the country with unique excellence in diverse limits amid his open life.’
Vice President Hamid Ansari in a message said Syed Ahmed was a main figure of Maharashtra’s political atmosphere and his departure leaves a substantial void. A humanist, he was devoted to working for the inspire of the weakest segments of the society. In his ability as the Minister for housing, ghetto change, house repairs and reconstructions in the state government, he attempted to address the issues confronting the destitute and the ghetto inhabitants in Maharashtra.
PM Narendra Modi likewise mourned the death, saying Syed Ahmed was an accomplished leader who held numerous positions in his long political career. Disheartened by his destruction. Rest in Peace. Maharashtra Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao depicted Ahmed as a tender, calm and studious person.
Other than politics, Ahmed was an academician and litterateur with masters degrees in Hindi and English and a PhD in Urdu.