Former Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated with full state honors in his home village of Saifai, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
In grief for his father, Akhilesh wrote in Hindi: Aaj pehli baar laga…bin suraj ke uga savera (For the first time today’s dawn feels like one with no sun).
आज पहली बार लगा…
बिन सूरज के उगा सवेरा. pic.twitter.com/XlboMo8G2V
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) October 12, 2022
The SP party patriarch died on Monday (10 October) at the age of 82 while being treated at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.
Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on August 22 after experiencing breathing difficulties. He already had several complaints and was admitted to the intensive care unit in critical condition.
News of Mulayam’s death was confirmed by his son Akhilesh Yadav around 8:30 am Monday.
The Uttar Pradesh government also announced Monday a three-day national mourning over the death of the veteran politician.
He was born on November 22, 1939 in Saifai Village, Etawah District, Uttar Pradesh. The SP founder was a three-time Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh.