New Delhi: Former Union Minister and former JDU chief Sharad Yadav passed away at Fortis Hospital Gurugram on Thursday evening, hospital media chief said. He is one of the country’s tallest socialist leader. The 75-year-old was unwell for a long time.
Veteran politician Yadav is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. Former JDU chief’s daughter Subhashini Sharad Yadav also tweeted about his death.
In a statement, the hospital said, “Sharad Yadav was brought to the emergency at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, 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. We would like to convey our deepest condolences to his family.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “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,” Modi said in a tweet.
(With inputs from PTI)