Swami Agnivesh, a popular social activist died on Friday at a hospital in New Delhi. Sawmi Agnivesh was admitted at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and was on ventilator support since Tuesday due to multi-organ failure. He died at the age of 80.
The 80-year-old activist earlier served as an MLA in the Indian state of Haryana. In 1970, Agnivesh founded Arya Sabha, a political party based on Arya Samaj principles.
Reacting to the demise of Agnivesh, Lawyer, and Activist Prashant Bhushan said,” The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity&tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew, willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 yrs ago. Liver got damaged. RIP Agnivesh ji.”