Swami Agnivesh Passes Away

Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time, died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital on Friday, doctors said. He was 80.

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were among those who condoled his demise.

Gandhi called his demise an “irreparable loss” to the country. “Swami Agnivesh, the founder of Bandhua Mukti Morcha and revolutionary leader of Arya Samaj, passed away today. His demise is an irreparable loss to the country and Arya Samaj. My humble tribute to him,” he posted on Twitter in Hindi.

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