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Mulayam Singh Yadav dies at age 82 in Medanta hospital

Yadav died after spending several days in the ICU at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram where his condition was critical.

Mulayam Singh Yadav died on Monday. The veteran politician died after spending several days in the ICU at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram where his condition was critical.

Earlier, Yadav was administered life-saving drugs, the hospital said in a medical bulletin on Friday.

Mulayam Singh Yadav, born 22 November 1939, was a senior Indian politician and a senior leader of the Samajwadi Party. He was a member of the Lok Sabha, representing the Mainpuri constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party (SP) founder and three-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, rose in UP politics during a period of intense social and political ferment after the 1970s.

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Mulayam, who had emerged as a socialist leader, soon established himself as an OBC stalwart and captured some of the political space vacated by the Congress. He was sworn in as the 15th CM of UP in 1989, the year the Congress was voted out, and has since failed to return to power in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the veteran on Twitter. In several posts, the Prime Minister shared insights into his interactions with the SP founder.

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