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Mohan Singh, the Veteran Samajwadi Party Politician Died at 68

Sep 23, 2013 10:20 IST

Mohan Singh, the veteran Samajwadi Party politician died on 22 September 2013 in New Delhi. He was suffering from cancer. He was 68 years old. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Life History of Mohan Singh

• Mohan Singh was born on 4 March 1945 in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.
• He was inspired into politics by Ram Manohar Lohia and entered into the field during his student life.
• In the year 1968, he was elected as the President of the Allahabad University Students' Union.
• He was also imprisoned several times and was put behind the bars for the first time in the year 1966 when he was trying to occupy Anand Bhavan, Allahabad.
• During the emergency period in 1975-77, he participated in the Jai Prakash Narain's movement.
• He remained associated with various political parties such as Janata Party, Lok Dal, Lok Dal (A) and Janta Dal.
• He was one of the founder members of Samajwadi Party.
• Mohan Singh remained the member of the UP legislative assembly from 1977 to 1985.
• He served as the minister in the UP government from 1979 to 1980.
• In the year 1991, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time. Thereafter, he was re-elected two times in the year 1998 and 2004.
• In the year 2010, he was also elected for the Rajya Sabha.
• In the year 2008, he won the Best Parliamentarian Award for this year.
• He also served as the General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party.
• Apart from all these positions, he also remained the member of various Parliamentary Committees such as Committee on Rural Development, House Committee, Consultative Committee, Committee of Privileges, Committee on Public Undertakings, Business Advisory Committee, Committee on Home Affairs and its Subcommittee on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, Committee on Official Language and Committee of Privileges.

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