Kim Young-sam was a former South Korean president and the first civilian leader of the country’s modern democratic era. He passed away at the age of 88 on 22 November, 2015, after being hospitalised for several days with a fever.

He rose in politics through the National Assembly from the 1950s to the 1970s. In 1954 when he was first elected in his mid-20s, Kim was the youngest member of the legislative house. However, in 1979, his anti-government activities and opposition to then-President Park Chung-hee resulted in expulsion from the legislative chamber. Riots and protests ensued, and all 66 opposition members of the assembly resigned.

In the early 1980s, a military regime put him under house arrest. Kim went on a 23-day hunger strike that helped him to return to politi...

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