New Delhi, July 13: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died in New Delhi on Saturday evening following prolonged illness. He was 96.
"He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in R K Puram at 9.15 pm," VHP Delhi unit spokesperson Vinod Bansal said.
Giriraj Kishore was ill for a long time
Giriraj had joined the RSS at an early age and was one of its seniormost 'pracharaks'.
The Sangh had sent him to the VHP.
A bachelor, Giriraj Kishore, was wheelchair-bound for the last several years. He had recently pledged to donate his body for social cause.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Kishore.
Received the sad news of Acharya Giriraj Kishore ji's demise…A life devoted to service of Motherland. I pay my homage.
Received the sad news of Acharya Giriraj Kishore ji's demise…A life devoted to service of Motherland. I pay my homage.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2014