Ganga crusader GD Agarwal dies after 111-day fast to save river


GD Agarwal, a former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and a man who devoted his life to the cause of saving river Ganga, died today. Agarwal was on a fast-unto-death for the last 111 days.

He sat on his fast on June 22 to protest against the government’s alleged inaction in taking measures to make the Ganga free of pollution and free-flowing.

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GD Agarwal died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh where he was admitted by the state police last night.

GD Agarwal died due to a heart attack, the media coordinator of AIIMS Rishikesh said.