GD Agarwal, 87-year-old Environmentalist On Fast-unto-death Since June 22 For A Clean Ganga, Dies
Swami was shifted from Haridwar to AIIMS hospital after sitting on a fast for 109 days.
Activist GD Agarwal, who was sitting on a fast-unto-death since June 22 against the government authorities for Ganga river cleaning, died at the AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh on Thursday. He was 87 years old.
Agarwal, who was also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, reportedly suffered a heart attack.
He was demanding a ban on mining and hydropower projects in Ganga and urged the government to aggressively take up the project of cleaning the holy river. Since June 22, Swami was only consuming water mixed with honey. However, two days ago, after talks on his demands failed, he had also given up water.
On Wednesday, he was shifted from Haridwar to AIIMS hospital by the Uttarakhand Police after sitting on a fast for 109 days.