Manipur governor Syed Ahmed laid to rest with state honours

Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed, who passed away on Sunday, was laid to rest with full state honours at the Rehmatabad cemetery in Byculla in south Mumbai on Monday morning, officials said.

Ahmed, 70, passed away after battling cancer at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, where he was admitted last week, his son Syed Zeeshan Ahmed said.

He is survived by his wife Syed Hasan Tara, two daughters and son Zeeshan Ahmed.

The body of Ahmed, a prominent Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister, was accompanied by a host of senior political leaders from different parties, family members and a large number of admirers from different walks of life.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday morning visited Nagpada — where Ahmed’s body was kept for people to pay their last respects — and paid homage to the departed leader.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, union minister Nitin Gadkari, former union minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and several state and central leaders and other prominent personalities attended the funeral.

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