విశ్వ హిందూ పరిషత్‌ లీడర్‌ అశోక్‌ సింగ్వాల్‌ మృతి

VHP Leader Ashok Singhal Passes Away

10:52 AM ON 18th November, 2015 By Mirchi Vilas

VHP Leader Ashok Singhal Passes Away

విశ్వ హిందూ పరిషత్‌ సీనియర్‌ లీడర్‌ అశోక్‌ సింగ్వాల్‌ మృతి చెందారు. గత కొద్ది కాలంగా శ్వాసకోస సమస్యలతో బాధపడుతున్న అశోక్‌ సింగ్వాల్‌ నవంబర్‌ 13వ తేదీన ఢిల్లీలోని మెడంటా మెడ్‌సిటి ఆసుపత్రిలో చేరారు. అయితే పరిస్థితి విషమించడంతో ఈరోజు ఆయన మృతి చెందారు. అశోక్‌ సింగ్వాల్‌ మరణం తనను వ్యక్తిగతంగా బాధించిందని, ఆయన మృతి తనకు తీరని లోటు అని ప్రధాని నరేంద్రమోడీ ట్విట్టర్‌లో పేర్కొన్నారు.

English summary

The demise of Ashok Singhal ji is a deep personal loss. He was an institution in himself, whose life was centred around serving the nation. With the death of Ashok Singhal, the Sangh Parivar has lost one of its sturdiest pillars. Within the Sangh Parivar he was considered a role model for pracharaks as a man who had identified his mission in life and knew how to achieve it. Singhal first encountered the RSS while he was studying for a B Tech at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the 40s. At the time, Bhau Rao Deoras, brother of the second RSS chief Bala Saheb Deoras was deputed to Uttar Pradesh to recruit young meritorious students at campuses. He made contact with the likes of Singhal at BHU and Rajendra Singh in Allahabad (he was the fourth RSS chief) , and also Atal Behari Vajpayee who was in Kanpur. All these became pracharaks and remained unmarried. Singhal became a pracharak in 1949. Singhal belonged to a well-to-do family and his palatial bungalow, Mahavir Bhawan in Allahabad, is located just behind the Nehrus’ Anand Bhawan. A portion of the bungalow is a Sanskrit residential school run by the VHP.