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Ahmed Patel laid to rest; Rahul Gandhi attends funeral

IndiaTimes Thursday, 26 November 2020
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel was laid to rest at his native village Piraman in Gujarat's Bharuch district on Thursday. Patel's mortal remains reached Piraman from Vadodara and he was laid to rest at a Muslim cemetery in the presence of hundreds of locals and Congress leaders. The mortal remains reached airport Wednesday night and were kept at the Sardar Patel Hospital at Ankleshwar town of Bharuch district.
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News video: Rahul Gandhi reaches Gujarat's Bharuch to pay last respects to Ahmed Patel

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached Gujarat's Bharuch to pay last respects to senior party leader Ahmed Patel on November 26. Patel breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of Nov 25. He was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. He was...

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