Mulayam Singh Yadav, founder of Samajwadi Party in India, dies at 82
New Delhi — The founder of the Samajwadi Party and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, died of illness on Monday, 10th October 2022 at the age of 82.
Yadav was admitted at the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana, due to ill health where he breathed his last.
The news of the death of Mulayam Singh Yadav was confirmed by his son Akhilesh Yadav.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on November 22, 1939, in Saifai village, Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh, India, to Murti Devi and Sughar Singh Yadav. He entered politics after meeting Sarvashri Madhu Limaye, Karpoori Thakur, Ram Sewak Yadav, Raj Narayan, and Janeshwar Mishra. He was inspired and motivated by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia’s socialist ideas and beliefs.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967. In 1989, Yadav was elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time. Yadav created the Samajwadi Party in 1992. He joined up with the Bahujan Samaj Party to win the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in November 1993.(Agencies)