Singh, who was admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow, had been placed on dialysis after his condition deteriorated.
PM Modi condoled the death of Kalyan Singh with a tweet saying “Kalyan Singh Ji gave voice to crores of people belonging to the marginalised sections of society. He made numerous efforts towards the empowerment of farmers, youngsters and women.”
I am saddened beyond words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, veteran administrator, grassroots level leader and great hum… https://t.co/8F6V76N3Fy
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1629563897000
Former UP CM and BSP supremo Mayawati also took to Twitter to express condolences.
भाजपा के कद्दावर नेता व उत्तर प्रदेश के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री एवं राजस्थान के पूर्व राज्यपाल रहे श्री कल्याण सिंह के नि… https://t.co/BWpt5TeqGZ
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) 1629564181000
Singh, a BJP leader, was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh when the Babri mosque demolition took place in 1992. He stepped down from the post on the day the mosque was demolished.
He became CM for a second term in 1997, but was removed by his party in 1999, and left the BJP, forming his own party.
He, along with BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, stood trial in connection with the mosque demolition case but was later acquitted by a CBI court.