New Delhi, Jan 31: IUML leader E Ahamed on Tuesday suffered a heart attack and collapsed in Parliament's Central Hall when President Pranab Mukherjee was addressing it. As soon as he collapsed in the Parliament, he was rushed out on a stretcher with a doctor attending to him. His condition is said to be critical, doctors at RML hospital said.
"The condition of Ahamed is serious and he is currently under close observation of doctors in the ICU," a senior doctor at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital told.
The 78-year-old Ahamed, who was the Minister of State for External Affairs in the UPA government, was moved to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where doctors said he was under observation.
The Indian Union Muslim League leader has been a Lok Sabha member from Malappuram in Kerala since 1991.
According to hospital authorities, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Development Of North East Region Minister Jitendra Singh visited RML to inquire about the condition of Ahamed. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about health condition of Ahamed.