Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav passes away at the age of 75

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Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav passes away at the age of 75 (Image: Twitter/SharadYadavMP)
Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav passes away at the age of 75 (Image: Twitter/SharadYadavMP)

New Delhi : Former Union Minister and one of the most prominent political leader Sharad Yadav has passed away at an age of 75 years. He was suffering from age-related issues from a long time and collapsed on Thursday at his residence in Delhi. He was taken to the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram immediately but he was declared dead after he was admitted to emergency in an unresponsive and unconscious state.

"On examination, he did not have any pulse or recordable blood pressure. He underwent CPR as per ACLS protocols. Despite best efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at 10.19 pm," read the statement from the hospital.

Sharad Yadav played an important role in the Indian politics and he served as a minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in the late 90s and VP Singh government in 1989.

Sharad Yadav was a 3-time member of Rajya Sabha. He was elected to Lok Sabha for 7 times. The founder member of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United, he resigned after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ended the Grand Alliance and join hand with BJP.

In 2018, he launched his own party with the name Loktantrik Janata Dal but later he merged the party with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2 years. That time he claimed that it was a move to create a joint united opposition.

Political Reactions on the death of Sharad Yadav

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his condolence over the news on Twitter. "Pained by the passing away of Shri Sharad Yadav Ji. In his long years in public life, he distinguished himself as MP and Minister. He was greatly inspired by Dr. Lohia's ideals. I will always cherish our interactions. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"I am saddened by the news of the untimely demise of Mandal Messiah, senior leader of RJD, great socialist leader and my guardian respected Sharad Yadav ji. I am unable to say anything. Had a conversation with mother and brother Shantanu. In this hour of grief, the entire Samajwadi family is with the family members," tweeted Tejashwi Yadav.

"Sharad Yadav was my political guardian. He had a big role in making me the Deputy Chief Minister. Bihar will never forget his contribution," Bihar's former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi tweeted.

From his hospital bed in Singapore, Lalu Yadav said in a video message that though he had many differences with Sharad Yadav, it "never resulted in any bitterness".

May the soul of Mr Sharad Yadav resident peace. You can also share your condolence message in the comment section below.