A Bangladesh-born British politician Mozadul Hussain died at the Royal Gwent Hospital, UK, on April 22 two weeks after contracting Covid-19.
Hussai, a former Newport councillor, was "liked by everyone," BBC reported.
The Liberal Democrat councillor suffered from asthma and was having breathing problems and had been self-isolating at home.
Hussain was then admitted to hospital on 6 April, after his condition deteriorated, where he tested positive for coronavirus.
The 63-year old Businessman Hussain, a father of seven, also owned a string of restaurants in Newport.
"He was the first elected Bangladeshi city councillor in Newport - it made him very proud. It's something I'm very proud of," said his son Kamal, 34.
"He was a family-orientated man, but he also had a lot of time for his community and he dedicated time to his charities," said Kamal.
Hussain had sold many of his businesses to focus on his work as a councillor, his family said.
"For him it was all about helping the next generation and hoping they have the best things and have opportunities," said Kamal.
Only five people were allowed at attend his funeral because of social-distancing rules.
"It was difficult. If it wasn't for coronavirus thousands of people would have been there," said Kamal.