LUCKNOW || Five-term legislator from Rae Bareilly Sadar seat, Akhilesh Singh passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday at the SGPGI in the state capital, his family informed. He was suffering from cancer and had been ailing for a very long time.
His daughter Aditi Singh had taken over his political mantle and is currently a Congress legislator from the seat. Despite a Modi wave through which the BJP stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, she won the election by a record margin.
A ‘Bahubali‘ (strongman) in his own right, Singh’s write ran large in the area, so much so that even in very adverse circumstances, he continued to win elections, first as a Congress legislator, then also as an independent, after he was expelled by the Congress. He had briefly joined the Peace Party.
He was also undergoing treatment for Cancer at Singapore but had come to SGPGI for a routine check-up a day back but his condition deteriorated on Tuesday morning and he breathed his last. His body has been taken to his ancestral village Lalupur.