Deoria: Last rites of former SP national general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Mohan Singh were on Tuesday performed on the banks of Saryu River near his native village Jainagar.
Large number of people, including SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey, cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav and several ruling and opposition leaders reached Jainagar to pay their last respects to the socialist leader.
Paying his tribute, Mulayam said Mohan Singh was not a person, but an ideology and his absence would be felt forever.
The entire party was and would remain with the leader`s family in this time of grief, he said.
Shivpal said Mohan Singh was completely dedicated to SP and his demise has caused irreparable loss not only to the party, but to the people as well.
In his entire political career, Singh supported the cause of poor and downtrodden, the minister said.
Singh, 68, who was admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi on September 18, passed away on last Sunday after a prolonged battle with cancer.