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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav dies at 82

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav dies at 82
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 10, 2022 12:06:21 PM IST (Updated)

Mulayam Singh was critical for a week now and had been on lifesaving drugs in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Medanta hospital in Gurugram. He was under treatment at the hospital since August 22 and was shifted to the ICU on October 2.

Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav died early on Monday after suffering from prolonged illness. He was 82.

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SP chief Akhilesh Yadav confirmed the demise of his father Mulayam Singh, according to a tweet by the party.
The last rites of Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held in Saifai, his ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said he will attend the funeral which will be held on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government announced three-day state mourning on the demise of the veteran politician. His last rites will be performed with full state honour, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Mulayam Singh was critical for a week and on lifesaving drugs in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Medanta hospital in Gurugram. He was undergoing treatment for a kidney infection since August 22 and was shifted to the ICU on October 2.
Mulayam Singh Yadav (Credit: PTI) Mulayam Singh Yadav (Credit: PTI)
Mulayam Singh's political journey
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh had a diverse career.  Born on November 22, 1939 into a farming family in Saifai near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav spawned the state's most prominent political clan.
As a young man, Mulayam nursed ambitions of being a wrestler. He was elected an MLA 10 times and an MP, mostly from Mainpuri and Azamgarh, seven times. He also served as defence minister and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice.
(Credit: PTI) (Credit: PTI)
He became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1989. His first stint as the CM was short lived and  lasted till 1991. He finally separated from the Congress and founded the Samajwadi Party in 1992.
He served as the state’s chief minister two more times in 1993-95 and then in 2003-2007.

Mulayam Singh Yadav was also appointed as the defence minister of India in the HD Dewe Gowda-led United Front government in 1996. In 2012, when the Samajwadi Party gained a full majority for the first time since its inception in Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam chose his son Akhilesh to be the chief minister.

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