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Mortal Remains of Yadav Arrive in Bhopal; Last Rites at 3 PM

BHOPAL: Mortal remains of veteran socialist leader and former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav arrived at Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal, on Saturday noon. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was present at the airport and offered wreaths to the mortal remains. Congress leader Digvijay Singh, and BJP state president VD Sharma were also present.

The mortal remains of Yadav are being taken to his ancestral village called Ankhmau in Narmadapuram district and his last rites will be conducted there at around 3 PM. He was 75 and died on Thursday at Fortius Hospital in Delhi. “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: a statement issued by Fortis Hospital.

Political leaders from across the party lines condoled Yadav’s demise, and a large number of people and politicians are expected to visit Ankhmau village to pay homage to the departed soul.

Yadav catapult as a political leader after he won the Lok Sabha election in 1974 from the Jabalpur constituency. He won the Lok Sabha election seven times and became a Rajya Sabha MP four times.

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