VHP Leader Acharya Giriraj Kishore passes away

published on July 13, 2014

Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore passes away this evening following prolonged illness. He was 94.
“He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9.15 pm,” VHP Delhi unit spokesperson Vinod Bansal said.Like on other days, he got up at 3 AM today and was given a bath, he said, adding his condition deteriorated during the day.

He joined the VHP in 1983 during the first Bharat Mata Yatra. He later served as the senior vice president of the VHP International wing and was now serving on the advisory board of the organisation.
Born on February 4, 1920 in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, he who was a school teacher in Morena, for taking an active role in the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation.

A bachelor, GirirajJi, was wheelchair-bound for the last several years. He had recently pledged to donate his body for social cause.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Berlin on his way to Brazil for the BRICS Summit, condoled the passing away of GirirajJi.

“Received the sad news of Acharya Giriraj Kishore ji’s demise…A life devoted to service of Motherland. I pay my homage,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

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