Thursday, August 5, 2021

Chipko movement leader and environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna succumbs to Covid-19

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Prominent environmentalist and historic chipko movement leader Sunderlal Bahuguna has succumbed to Covid-19 at AIIMS in Rishikesh. Condoling the death PM Narendra Modi tweeted “Passing away of Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna Ji is a monumental loss for our nation. He manifested our centuries old ethos of living in harmony with nature. His simplicity and spirit of compassion will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with his family and many admirers. Om Shanti.”

He died at age 94 and was admitted to hospital since May 8 after testing positive for dreaded coronavirus. According to Doctors, he had been in critical stage since last night with his oxygen level dropping drastically, and was on CPAP therapy.

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