Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography: Birth, Age, Family, Education, Political Career, and More

Referred to as Netaji, Mulayam Singh Yadav is a veteran politician who founded the Samajwadi Party. He currently represents the Mainpuri constituency in the Lok Sabha. Take a look at his age, education, family, political career, and more.
Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography: Birth, Age, Family, Education, Political Career, Net Worth, and More
Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography: Birth, Age, Family, Education, Political Career, Net Worth, and More

Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography: Referred to as Netaji, Mulayam Singh Yadav is a veteran politician who founded the Samajwadi Party. He currently represents the Mainpuri constituency in the Lok Sabha. 

Mulayam Singh Yadav served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice and has also served in the Union Government as the Minister of Defence. 

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Mulayam Singh Yadav Biography

Birth 22 November 1939
Age 82 years
Education B.A., B.T., and M.A. Degree
Parents

 Murti Devi (Mother)

Sughar Singh Yadav (Father)

Wife

Malti Devi (died in 2003)

Sadhana Yadav

Children

Akhilesh Yadav

Prateek Yadav

Occupation

Politician

Positions held

Chief Minister of UP (1989, 1993 and 2003)

Minister of Defence (1996-1998)

Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha (1996, 1998, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019)

Member of the Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh (1985, 1974, and 1967)

Political Parties

1- Socialist Party
2- Bharatiya Lok Dal
3- Janata Party
4- Bharatiya Kranti Dal
5- Janata Dal 
6- Samajwadi Party

Net Worth

Rs 16.52 crore as of 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav: Birth, Age, and Education

Mulayam Singh Yadav was born on 22 November 1939 in Saifai village of Uttar Pradesh to Murti Devi and Sughar Singh Yadav. 

The 82-year-old Yadav obtained a B.A., B.T., and M.A. degree in Political Science from different universities namely K.K. College, Etawah, A.K. College, Shikohabad & B.R. College, Agra University. 

Mulayam Singh Yadav Family

Mulayam Singh Yadav's first wife was Malti Devi. She suffered complications while giving birth to their first child, Akhilesh Yadav, and died in 2003. Malti Devi was in a vegetative state until her death. 

Yadav then married Sadhana Yadav and the couple gave birth to Prateek Yadav, who is Akhilesh Yadav's half-brother. 

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Mulayam Singh Yadav Political Career

Mulayam Singh Yadav joined politics in 1960 and was first elected as the MLA in the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1967 and continued serving eight terms. 

During the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975, he was arrested and kept in custody for 19 months. 

In 1977, he was appointed as a state minister and in 1980 he became the President of Lok Dal in UP which was later merged in Janata Dal. 

From 1982 to 1985, he served as the Leader of Opposition in the UP Legislative Council. 

When the Lok Dal party split, he launched Krantikari Morcha, a coalition in UP. 

Mulayam Singh Yadav as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Mulayam Singh Yadav served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on three occasions-- 1989, 1993, and 2003. 

Mulayam Singh Yadav as Cabinet Minister

Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected to the eleventh Lok Sabha from the Mainpuri constituency in 1996 and was appointed as Union Defence Minister in the United Front coalition government. 

He currently represents Mainpuri Constituency in the Lok Sabha and has previously represented Azamgarh and Sambhal constituencies. He was elected from the Mainpuri Constituency for the fourth time in May 2019. 

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