Written & Edited By : Aditi Mishra
13 January 2023 (New Delhi): Former Union Minister and RJD leader Sharad Yadav passed away at the age of 75 in a private hospital in Gurugram, his daughter Subhashini Sharad Yadav confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday.
Sharad Yadav was the first politician in the country to win the Lok Sabha election from three states. In this, he became MP twice from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, once from Badaun in UP and four times from Madhepura in Bihar. In fact, Sharad Yadav started his parliamentary political journey from Madhya Pradesh and remained active in UP as well. But when he moved to Bihar, he stayed here.
Sharad Yadav was born on 1 July 1947 in Babi village of Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Robertson College Jabalpur, which is a branch of Government Science College, Jabalpur and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1974 in a by-election from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. In 1977, he was re-elected from the same constituency. When the Janata Party split in 1979, he supported the Charan Singh faction.
Wherever Sharad Yadav lived, he was not only a strong leader of politics. Rather, it was also the center of political activities of that time. He was a prominent leader of Lok Dal, Janata Dal, Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal. In 1995, he became the working president of Janata Dal. Only after two years in 1997, he became the formal president of the party.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to former Union Minister Sharad Yadav. The Union Home Minister said that Sharad Yadav’s death is an irreparable loss for the country and its politics.
Deputy Tejashwi Yadav of Bihar has condoled the demise of Sharad Yadav. He tweeted and said – I am saddened by the news of the untimely demise of Mandal Messiah, senior leader of RJD, great socialist leader, my guardian respected Sharad Yadav ji deputy Tejashwi Yadav of Bihar has condoled the demise of Sharad Yadav.
Lalu Yadav’s message on the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s official Twitter handle was, ‘Just got the sad news of Sharad Bhai’s departure at night in Singapore. I am feeling very helpless. There was a meeting before coming and we had thought a lot, in the context of socialist and social justice stream. Brother Sharad…. didn’t want to say goodbye like this. Heartfelt tribute!