Veteran Congress leader and a councillor from Danilimda in Ahmedabad, Badruddin Shaikh, succumbed to coronavirus on Sunday. Shaikh tested positive for COVID-19 on April 15 and was admitted to the SVP Hospital on the same day.
He also suffered from comorbid conditions coupled with high diabetes and heart ailment. His condition worsened in the hospital and he was placed on a ventilator on April 17. His wife, who also tested positive for COVID-19, has been admitted to SVP and is currently undergoing treatment.
The news of his death was shared by Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil on Twitter.
“I am at a loss of words. Badrubhai, as we called him, was stellar of strength and patience. A senior leader of our Gujarat Congress family, I knew him since 40 years when he was with Youth Congress. He was relentlessly working with poor people and was infected with COVID-19,” Gohil tweeted.
Shaikh was a councillor from the Danilimda area in Ahmedabad, which is also one of the coronavirus hotspots in Ahmedabad. From 2010-2015, Shaikh was the leader of opposition in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.