New Delhi: Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, who died while undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Monday (October 10), was cremated at his native village Saifai, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
Political leaders from across party lines attend the funeral of the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are among the prominent leaders who attended the ceremony.
Senior Congress leader Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu also attended the last rites.
The SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s body arrived at his hometown of Saifai village in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district on Monday evening( October10).
SP president Akhilesh Yadav, former MP Dharmendra Yadav, and other family members were there as the body was taken out of an ambulance, in addition to the large number of people who waited for the lifeless remains at the location.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath attended and paid his respects after the body was laid out for the final “darshans.”
Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on August 22 after he faced trouble breathing. He was already going through multiple ailments and was admitted to the ICU in critical condition.
The news of Mulayam’s death was confirmed by his son Akhilesh Yadav on Monday at around 8:30 am.
Uttar Pradesh government on Monday also announced three-day state mourning on the demise of veteran politician.
He was born on November 22, 1939, in Saifai village of Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district. The SP founder was a three-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967.