Former Union Minister & Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed passed away on 5 September 2017 following a cardiac arrest in Kolkata. He was 64. He is survived by wife and two sons.
Ahmed was in the news in July 2017 as one of the key accused in the Narada TV sting operation case and was facing investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
About Sultan Ahmed
• A Member of Parliament, Ahmed served as the Union Minister of State for Tourism during the UPA regime.
• Ahmed was elected as MP to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket.
• He had been a two-time Congress MLA from Entally, West Bengal in 1987-91 and in 1996-2001, before joining Trinamool.
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