New Delhi: Mulayam Singh Yaav, veteran politician and Samajwadi Party founder, died today at a hospital in Gurugram after prolonged illness. The 82-year-old was in the hospital since August and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Gurugram-based Medanta Hospital on October 2.
Uttar Pradesh will observe three days of state mourning for the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condoling Yadav’s death, said he was a remarkable personality and was widely admired as a grounded leader. “Mulayam Singh Yadav served people diligently and devoted his life towards popularising ideals of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia,” he said in a tweet. President Droupadi Murmu said the achievements of Yadav, who came from an ordinary environment, were extraordinary
The Congress mourned the veteran leader and said it was an irreparable loss to Indian politics. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Yadav’s unparalleled contribution to politics as defence minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will always be remembered.
Born on November 22, 1939 into a farming family in Saifai near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav spawned the state’s most prominent political clan.