New Delhi July 13:  Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Acharya Giriraj Kishore, (4th February, 1920 – 13th July 2014) who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died in New Delhi  following prolonged illness. He was 94.

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“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 had joined the RSS at an early age and was one of its seniormost ‘pracharaks’.

The Sangh had sent him to VHP. Unmarried, Giriraj Kishore, was wheelchair-bound for the last several years. He had recently pledged to donate his body for social cause.

Senior RSS functionaries, VHP leaders expressed their condolences on the demise of Acharya Giriraj Kishore.

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