Fasting Ganga activist referred to AIIMS

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 15:28

Varanasi: Noted environmentalist G D
Agrawal, who is on "fast-unto-death" to press for cleaning up of river Ganga, was today referred from BHU to AIIMS in New
Delhi after his health deteriorated further.

Also known as Swami Gyanswaroop Anand, Agrawal was
recently transferred to the Sir Sundal Lal Hospital of Benaras
Hindu University (BHU) from the district hospital after
suffering a heart attack.
He was taken to New Delhi on an air ambulance from the
Babatpur airport here, sources close to Agrawal said.

Meanwhile, some of the close aides of Agrawal have
alleged that he has been shifted unnecessarily and that in a
recent letter sent to them, the activist had claimed to be in
sound health.

Recently, Magsaysay award-winner `Waterman` Rajendra
Singh and two others had also quit from the National Ganga
River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on March 10 expressing
solidarity with Agrawal, who has been on fast for past 11
days.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 15:28
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