NEW DELHI: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Giriraj Kishore, who actively participated in the Ram Janambhoomi agitation, died here on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 96.
Giriraj had joined the RSS at an early age and was one of its seniormost ‘pracharaks’. The Sangh had sent him to the VHP, where he actively campaigned for the Hindutva issues.
“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.
A bachelor, Giriraj, was wheelchair-bound for several years. He had recently pledged to donate his body for a social cause.