He also called on the family members of Gujarati cinema superstar Naresh Kanodia and his music composer-brother Mahesh Kanodia, both of whom died recently.
Born in 1928 to a middle-class agricultural family in Visavadar town of Junagadh district, Patel completed his schooling from the Mohandas Gandhi School in Rajkot.
Patel, a BJP veteran, was the state chief minister in 1995 and again during 1998-2001. Modi had succeeded him as Gujarat chief minister.
Patel (92) had recovered from COVID-19 recently and was rushed to a hospital in Ahmedabad Thursday morning morning following health complications, the sources said.
The 92-year-old leader's family said he is in home isolation in Gandhinagar and under observation.