Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away on Monday morning around 8.30 am at Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital. He was 82.
His son and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav confirmed that his father was no more.
Yadav was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Medanta hospital in Gurugram. He was under treatment by top oncologists at the hospital since August 22. In July too, he had been admitted to the same hospital.
The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister passed away after his health deteriorated. Earlier, the hospital, in a health bulletin, had informed about the politician being critical and on life-saving drugs.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was the founder-patron of the Samajwadi Party and served Uttar Pradesh as the Chief Minister for three non-consecutive terms. He was also appointed as the Union Defence Minister thrice.
The deceased leader was appointed as the MLA of the Legislative Assembly 10 times and held the position of Lok Sabha MP 7 times.
Born on November 22, 1939, Yadav pursued BA in political science from Karm Kshetra Post Graduate College in Etawah, a BT from AK College in Shikohabad, and an MA from BR College, Agra University.
In November 1990, Yadav joined Chandra Shekhar’s Janata Dal (Socialist) party and continued in office with the support of Congress. In April 199, Congress withdrew its support leading to Yadav’s downfall.
His party lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the mid-term elections in 1991.
Yadav founded his own Samajwadi Party in 1992 and later allied with the Bahujan Samaj Pary during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 1993. Along with BSP, he supported Congress and Janata Dal and prevented the return of the BJP in the state.
Apart from political life, Yadav’s personal life also remained in limelight. He got married to Malti Devi who died in May 2003 while giving birth to their only child Akhilesh Yadav.
Yadav was in a relationship with Sadhana Gupta while still married to Malti Devi. Gupta passed away in July 2022 this year.