Former Union Minister and one of the country’s most prominent socialist leaders, Sharad Yadav, passed on Thursday evening, January 12. The 75-year-old was ailing for a long time and had collapsed at his home in Delhi on Thursday.
A statement from Gurugram’s Fortis Memorial Research Institute, where he was taken immediately, said “Mr Yadav was brought to the emergency ward in an unconscious and unresponsive 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,” the statement said.
Starting politics as a student leader, Sharad Yadav had aligned himself with the anti-Congress camp and later became involved in JP movement. For most of his life, he remained a key presence in the opposition. He, however, reconciled both with the Congress and great political rival Lalu Yadav and was instrumental in crafting the Grand Alliance after the 2015 assembly elections in Bihar.
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