Mulayam Singh Yadav, founder of the Samajwadi Party of India and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, passed away at the age of 82. He died on Monday morning while undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana. For the last one and a half months, he was admitted to the hospital in an ill condition.
The news of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s death was shared on Twitter by his son and Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav. He wrote, ‘My revered father and leader of all is no more.’
According to Indian media sources, Mulayam Singh Yadav had a urinary tract infection along with aging problems. Despite continuous efforts, there was no improvement in his physical condition.
Mulayam Singh’s condition suddenly deteriorated on Sunday and he was shifted to the ICU. He was being given life-saving medicine there. He was having trouble breathing due to reduced oxygen levels in his body. He could not even eat food. Because of this, he was being given liquid food through a tube.
Earlier, Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to Medanta Hospital in June. He lost his wife in July. Since then his physical condition continued to deteriorate. Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted in the private ward of Medanta Hospital for the past few days. He passed away on Monday.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was active in politics for more than 55 years. He was born on 22 November 1939 at Saifai in Etawah district. He did his MA in Political Science. In 1967, he entered the Legislative Assembly for the first time after being elected as an MLA from Jaswant Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Since then, Mulayam Singh Yadav has repeatedly come to the center of national politics discussion for various reasons in his long political life. He was elected MLA eight times and was elected Member of Parliament seven times. In 1996, he got an opportunity to become the defense minister in the United Front coalition government.