Ahmed Patel was among those Indian politicians who enjoyed working as a backroom manager than aiming for the ministerial posts. It is said that Ahmed Patel was so influential in the Congress party that he was offered a cabinet berth by Smt. Indira Gandhi in 1980 and also by Rajiv Gandhi in 1984, but on the both occasion he refused it and preferred working for the party. He was truly an organization’s man as his horoscope also shows where lagna lord Saturn is in the 8th house in a good Raja Yoga. Saturn as the Kendra lord if aspect the Kendra houses then it gives a political career or fame in the organization where native works. This yoga apply perfectly in the horoscope of Ahmed Patel who was 3 times Lok Sabha (lower house) member and 5 time Rajya Sabha (upper house) member in his political career spanning over 42 years. I got his horoscope, after his demise on the 25th of November, from a senior astrologer in Gujarat.
Horoscope of Ahmed Patel
21 August 1949, 17: 45 hours at Bharuch, Gujarat
Longitude: 72 E 58′ and Latitude: 21 N 42′
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Jupiter 4 years 9 months 10 day
In the Capricorn lagna horoscope of Ahmed Patel Moon in Gemini and lagna lord Saturn in Leo are both Vargottama. In his chart three planets Moon, Saturn and Jupiter are Vargottama which is the main source of strength. The lagna lord Saturn is conjoined with 9th lord Mercury is a major Raja Yoga but since this yoga is forming in the 8th house so he always enjoyed power without holding any office of minister in the government. A strong 7th lord Moon in the 6th house along with 11th lord Mars made him a ‘power-broker’.
Major Dhana Yoga’s in Ahmed Patel’s horoscope
The 5th lord Venus is in the 9th house receiving the aspect of 11th lord Mars is a Dhana Yoga. Moon and Mars conjunction is another Dhana Yoga but it is in the 6th house of quarrels and disputes. The 2nd lord Saturn in conjunction with 9th lord Mercury is a Dhana Yoga which is in the 8th house of secrecy along with 8th lord Sun showing hidden wealth and resources in abundance which he used to manage for the party with great skills. He was an expert in arranging funds and logistics for the Congress Party by his political skills and exceptional talent in liasoning work.
In Navamsha lagna lord Mars is in the 2nd house along with 5th lord Sun is a major Dhana Yoga. Moon getting the aspect of its sign lord Mercury in Navamsha is another major yoga. He was lucky that he got the best possible dasha order for Makar lagna native. Saturn dasha (1954 to 1973) during his education and Mercury dasha (1973 to 1990) during his early years of political career. In a horoscope an astrologer must check the dasha order after going through all the ‘Dhana Yoga’s and Raja Yoga’s to see up to what extent a native can get the benefits of the yoga’s present in his horoscope. Ahmed Patel having limited number of Raja Yoga’s shined in his career because he got the dasha of all the planets involve into these yoga’s at his prime youth.
Gift of 8th lord in the 8th house
The Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and some other classical text gives mixed results for the 8th lord posted in the 8th house. In practical experiences the 8th house in the 8th house gives very good results provided it is also strong in Navamsha chart. The 8th lord, if also strong in Navamsha, in the own house in birth chart make one very charismatic in personality and gives surprise gains. If this 8th lord is a benefic planet and is associated with lord of 5th and/or 9th house then it can give lot of fame and success to the native. In Ahmed Patel’s horoscope Sun as the 8th lord is in the 8th house itself which gave him success as a political strategist. In year 1985 he went onto become the Parliamentary sectary to then Prime Minister Rajive Ghandhi. It was Mercury-Rahu dasha in Vimshottari.
In Ketu dasha (May 1990 to May 1997) he became close confident of Sonia Gandhi after the death of Rajive Gandhi. Since then Ahmed Patel has been the eyes, ears, voice and command of Sonia Gandhi. When Congress was in power during 2004 May 2014 May, before being overthrown by Modi’s BJP, it was Ahmed Patel who was regarded as the most powerful force in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi without holding any executive office in the government of India. It was the maha dasha of Venus in the horoscope of Ahmed Patel then when he was at the peak of his career. Venus is deblitated in the birth chart but is exalted in the Navamsha. In Dashamsha Venus as the 10th lord is in the 7th house giving aspect to the lagna. Interestingly Sonia Gandhi (born on 9 December 1946) has her Moon in Gemini which is the same as with Ahmed Patel. Sonia Gandhi’s Janma lagna is Cancer which is 7th from Ahmed Patel’s Janma lagna. Such was Ahmed Patel’s influence at that time as if any one speak to him then he/she would felt that words will reach Sonia Gandhi. If Ahmed Patel has said something then it would have been seen as Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s words. He was the treasurer of the Congress Party and political advisor to Smt. Sonia Gandhi.
Ahmed Patel was detected with COVID infection on the 1st of October this year during his Sun-Saturn-Venus dasha in Vimshottari. He died on the 25th of November after facing health complications during his Sun-Saturn-Mars dasha in Vimshottari. Sun is in the Nakshtra of Ketu which shows infectious disease during its dasha period. For Capricorn lagna Sun as the 8th lord in conjunction with 2nd lord Saturn takes the ‘Maraka’ propensities. The transiting Jupiter and Saturn from the Capricorn are in the 8th house from his natal Moon. His loss is irrecoverable for the Congress Party which at present is in rudderless position.