Samajwadi Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has passed away at the age of 82.
Samajwadi Party chief and Yadav’s son Akhilesh confirmed the news of the leader’s death on Twitter. “Mere adarniya pitaji aur sabke netaji nahi rahe – Akhilesh Yadav,” he tweeted from the party’s official handle.
मेरे आदरणीय पिता जी और सबके नेता जी नहीं रहे – श्री अखिलेश यादव
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) October 10, 2022
Yadav was admitted at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana, due to ill health where he breathed his last.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939, in Saifai village, Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh, India, to Murti Devi and Sughar Singh Yadav.
The senior politician entered politics after meeting Sarvashri Madhu Limaye, Karpoori Thakur, Ram Sewak Yadav, Raj Narayan, and Janeshwar Mishra.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was inspired and motivated by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia’s socialist ideas and beliefs.
He was elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967. In 1989, Yadav was elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time. Yadav created the Samajwadi Party in 1992. Mulayam Singh Yadav joined up with the Bahujan Samaj Party to win the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in November 1993.