Mulayam’s wife cremated

 
Mulayam’s wife cremated

Lucknow: The mortal remains of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s wife Sadhana Gupta were consigned to flames at the Pipra Ghat in the state capital on Sunday. Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, other family members and senior party leaders were present during the cremation.

Gupta was the second wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav whose first wife and the mother of Akhilesh Yadav, Malti Devi, died in 2003.

Gupta was suffering from a lung infection and other ailments for the past three months. She was undergoing treatment at Medanta Hospital, where she breathed her last on Saturday morning. She passed away at a private hospital in Haryana's Gurugram on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Her mortal remains were brought to Lucknow late at night.

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Her mortal remains were taken to the Pipra Ghat from Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Vikramaditya Marg residence in a truck. Many SP leaders and supporters joined the funeral procession. Prateek Yadav performed the last rites of his mother. Mulayam Singh Yadav witnessed the last rites from inside his SUV and did not step out due to health reasons.

The SP patron’s elder son and party president Akhilesh Yadav, and younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav stood near the SUV. The entire Yadav family attended the last rites.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, former deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma and others visited Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence to express their condolences.