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Twitteratti mourns Ashok Singhal's death: The Engineer turned Hindutva warrior


New Delhi, Nov 17: A metallurgy engineer, Ashok Singhal metamorphosed into a Hindutva warrior who as VHP chief played an adequate foil in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement when the BJP led the political campaign in the late eighties and later.

The 89-year-old right-wing firebrand leader dedicated his life for the Hindutva cause adopting an aggressive style and played a key role in mobilising support for the Ram Janambhoomi as well as the Ram Setu movements.

[Obituary: VHP Leader Ashok Singhal, the man who rejuvenated Hinduism no more]

Ashok Singhal

It was under his stewardship that the international branding of VHP was conceptualised for which he recruited supporters and established offices abroad. [VHP leader Ashok Singhal passes away]

The VHP got immense contribution from outside India for its campaign. Singhal was instrumental in the "kar sewak" campaign that led to the bringing down of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

Singhal's demise was mourned by various political leaders on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

Here are some tributes to Singhal in the form of tweets:

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