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Veteran Indian Politician Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away at 82

Samajwadi Party supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav has died after a prolonged spell of illness. He was 82. The veteran politician was admitted in the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana since the past few days, where he breathed his last.

In a tweet, Samajwadi Party confirmed the demise of the veteran politician quoting SP chief Akhilesh Yadav as saying, “My father and everyone’s dear Neta ji is no more.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to Mulayam Singh Yadav in a series of tweets. “I had many interactions with Mulayam Singh Yadav Ji when we served as Chief Ministers of our respective states. The close association continued and I always looked forward to hearing his views. His demise pains me. Condolences to his family and lakhs of supporters. Om Shanti,” he said in one of the tweets.

Born on November 22, 1939, Mulayam Singh Yadav is one of the most prominent leaders of Uttar Pradesh who served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice and has also served in the Union Government as the Minister of Defence.

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