The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday wrote to the bereaved family of the late Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to extend condolences.

The former Defence Minister and three-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister breathed his last on Monday after prolonged illness.

In a letter by officiating CTA President Gyari Dolma addressed to Akhilesh Yadav, son of the deceased, she writes: “On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved father, Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav-ji.”

The letter expresses gratitude to Mulayam Singh for supporting Tibet’s cause and advocating for Tibet in the Indian Parliament.

“Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav-ji was both a distinguished statesman of India and a friend of the Tibetan people. We remain eternally grateful for his support for the Tibet cause. Once again, please accept our deepest condolences and prayers,” the letter concludes.