Mulayam established himself as an OBC stalwart, not afraid to speak his mind. After he took oath as UP's 15th CM in 1989, the Congress could never return to power in the state.

Three-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, eight-term MLA, seven-time MP, and ‘Netaji’ to all

Mulayam Singh Yadav, died aged 82 on Monday. He was in the ICU of a Gurgaon hospital

Born to a farming family in Saifai village of Etawah district, Mulayam was a wrestler-turned-student leader

Mandal-Kamandal politics of the 1980s and 1990s, till he transferred the reins to his son Akhilesh Yadav in 2012.

Mulayam’s rise saw OBCs gain political ascendancy in UP,

Mulayam established himself as an OBC stalwart, not afraid to speak his mind. After he took oath as UP’s 15th CM in 1989

In a tweet paying tribute to Mulayam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had devoted his life to popularising the ideals of Jayaprakash Narayan

He was a key soldier for democracy during the Emergency,” Modi said.

Mulayam Singh stood up on the floor of the House… (and) without any interest or political game, he said, ‘Modiji takes everyone together and I am confident he will win 2019