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.
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.
Uttarakhand: GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast in Haridwar since June 22 in a bid to urge the govt to clean river Ganga, passed away in AIIMS Rishikesh today due to a heart attack.
— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2018