Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav passes away at 75

NEW DELHI — Former Union Minister and Loktantarik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav passed away on Thursday at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram. He was 75.

His daughter Subhashini Sharad Yadav confirmed the news on Twitter. “Papa nahi rahe (Papa is no more),” she tweeted.

According to a statement from Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sharad Yadav was brought to the emergency ward in an “unconscious and unresponsive state” and 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, it said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Sharad Yadav.

“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,” he tweeted.