Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav died on Monday in Medanta hospital in Gurugram, where he was undergoing treatment.
“Mere adarniya pitaji aur sabke netaji nahi rahe – Akhilesh Yadav,” the SP tweeted from its Twitter handle.
Mulayam, 82, was admitted in the hospital since August and was shifted in ICU on October 2 and had been on lifesaving drugs since.
About Mulayam Singh Yadav
Yadav, born on November 22, 1939, was a senior Indian politician and the founder of the Samajwadi Party. He represented Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha. The former wrestler rose in UP politics in a period of intense social and political ferment after the 1970s.
Emerging as a socialist leader, Mulayam soon established himself as an OBC stalwart, capturing a swathe of political space vacated by the Congress. He took oath as UP’s 15th CM in 1989, which marked the year when the Congress was voted out, failing to return to power in the state ever since.