Praful Patel questioned at Chicago airport Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel faced some uncomfortable moments at the Oâ€™Hare airport in Chicago when he was quizzed by the U.S. immigration authorities after his name and date of birth matched with that of another person reportedly on Americaâ€™s watch-list. Mr. Patel, who was in Chicago on a private visit, flew to Montreal for attending an official engagement. Seeking to downplay the incident, Mr. Patel said â€œI am in Montreal and nothing serious has happened... there is a person with similar name and birth date. Thatâ€™s why they just double checked.â€ Mr. Patel was questioned by the immigration officials after his name matched with that of another Praful Patel, who is reportedly on U.S.â€™ watch list. The Minister was asked why he was visiting the U.S. and whether he had stayed in the country earlier.