Cuttack: Former Odisha Health Minister Syed Mustafiz Ahmed passed away at a private hospital here after prolonged illness. He was 75.
Ahmed was undergoing treatment for last two and a half months following neurological problems.
He was a minister in Biju Patnaik Cabinet.
MP Baijayant Panda expressed his deepest condolence on the demise of the former minister.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Mustafiz Ahmed, former MLA from Cuttack & Minister, who had been ailing. I'll go to pay my last respects🙏
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) September 11, 2017
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condoled his death through tweet.
ପୂର୍ବତନ ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ମୁସ୍ତାଫିଜ୍ ଅହମ୍ମଦଙ୍କ ପରଲୋକରେ ମୁଁ ମର୍ମାହତ । ବିଧାୟକ, ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ତଥା ସମାଜ ସେବକ ଭାବରେ ତାଙ୍କର ଭୂମିକା ଥିଲା ଗୁରୁତ୍ୱପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 11, 2017
BJD MLA Debasish Samantray, Congress leader Mohammed Moquim also paid last respects to the ex-minister at the hospital.