An honored human being, a maverick socialist and an esteemed political leader are phrases that have long been and still are synonymous to Shivpal Singh Yadav. Having been born in the post-independence era to a nationalist and farmer at-heart father, it didn’t take him long before he entered the political movement and with Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav as his mentor, he never shied away from the truth and worked his way wonderfully through India’s political struggle to post-independence social and economic issues with an unsaid enthusiasm and dedication.
Son of Mr.Sughar Singh and Mrs.Murti Devi was born on basant panchami in 1955 in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. His mother, was a perfect home maker. At a young age, Shivpal’s elder brother, who was a nationalist, introduced him to Uttar Pradesh political movement through various rallies and protest assemblies.
The turning point in his life came when his elder brother, an impassioned follower of RAM MANOHAR LOHIA, took him along on a meeting. Deeply inspired by lohia’s personality and beliefs, Shivpal ji took his values and principles to heart which helped him come through the testing times and supported him in many of his endeavors in future. At a very young age, he participated in the meetings and rallies and proved both, his loyalty to Mulayam Singh Yadav’s and his metal as a significant pro-lohia ideology fighter in the time to come.
In 1974 he attended the Jain Inter College, Karhal Mainpuri (UP) to complete his intermediate course work after standing first class in his school’s matric examinations. He, then completed his graduation in from K.K.Degree College, Etawah (Kanpur University) in 1976 and went to Lucknow University to pursue his bachelor of physical education and completed it in 1977.
Shivpal ji married Mrs. Sarla Yadav on the 23rd may 1981. They are blessed with two children Dr.Anubha Yadav who is a medical practioner by profession working for the upliftment of the masses and Mr. Aditya Yadav symbolizes the youth of today; and his versatility in multiple genres is what has lead him to accomplish the various path breaking noble causes at such a young age. He is an elected chairman of the Uttar Pradesh cooperative Federation.