Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed died on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. Ahmed was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He also served as the Union Minister of State for Tourism in the Manmohan Singh government. He was 64. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee used her twitter handle to condole the death of Ahmed.
“Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed sitting @AITCOfficial LS MP & my long term colleague. Condolences to his family,” Banerjee tweeted. Ahmed suffered a cardiac arrest at his house on Monday morning. He was rushed to a private hospital (Belle Vue Clinic) in Kolkata where doctors declared him brought dead.
Ahmed had been a two-time Congress MLA from Entally ( 1987–91 and 1996–2001) before joining Trinamool Congress.