Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis, was put on a ventilator since Tuesday when several major organs stopped functioning.
New Delhi| A social worker and iconic figure of Arya Samaj, Swami Agnivesh has passed away. He breathed his last at a hospital in Delhi on Friday evening. Swami Agnivesh was admitted to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi on Monday. Confirming the death of Swami Agnivesh, ILBS said, “Swami Agnivesh had a cardiac arrest at 6 pm on Friday. He breathed his last at 6.30 pm.”
Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis, was put on a ventilator since Tuesday when several major organs stopped functioning. A team of senior doctors of the hospital was keeping a close watch on his condition, but he could not be saved.
His body will be kept at the office of 7 Jantar-Mantar Road, New Delhi on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm for the last darshan. His last rites will be performed in Vedic manner at Agnilok Ashram, Bahalpa district Gurugram at 4 pm.
Born on September 21, 1939, Swami Agnivesh was known for his outspoken comments on social issues. A political party named Arya Sabha was formed in 1970. In 1977, he was elected MLA in the Haryana Legislative Assembly and also served as the Minister of Education in the Government of Haryana. In 1981, he founded an organization called Bandhu Mukti Morcha.