NEW DELHI: Sharad Yadav, a former Union Minister and one of the most well-known socialist figures in the country, passed away on Thursday. The 75-year-old had been ill for a while before collapsing on Thursday at his Delhi residence.
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.
"He had no pulse and no detectable blood pressure upon assessment. He received CPR according to ACLS guidelines. Despite all efforts, he could not be saved, and at 10:19 p.m., his death was officially pronounced "The declaration read.
Sharad Yadav got his start in politics as a student leader, joining the anti-Congress side before joining the JP movement. He remained an important figure in the opposition for the majority of his life. However, he made peace with both the Congress and his bitter political foe Lalu Yadav, and he helped forge the Grand Alliance following the Bihar assembly elections in 2015.
In the late 1990s under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and in 1989 under the leadership of VP Singh, Sharad Yadav held the position of minister.
Expressing grief over the death of Sharad Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "Saddened by the death of former Union Minister Sharad Yadav. I had a very deep relationship with Sharad Yada ji. I am saddned and shocked by the news of his death. He was a strong socialist leader. His death has caused an irreparable loss in the social and political field. May his soul rest in peace," tweeted the Bihar Chief Minister.