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India loses another Ganga warrior in a decade, dies on fast for cleaner Ganga

  • OCT 12, 2018 Veteran activist GD Agarwal dies in AIIMS at Rishiskesh, after suffering a cardiac arrest. Agrawal also known as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand was on an indefinite fast since June 22, demanding Ganga to be cleaned. In less than a decade he is the second person to have lost life for a campaign related to Ganga.

    The noted environmentalist had a heart attack. The Ganga activist sat on fast demanding steps that would protect the river and maintain its uninterrupted flow between Gangotri and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.

    Reports suggest the 'Clean Ganga' activist was only consuming water mixed with honey during his fast. Two days ago, he had reportedly also given up water after talks on his demands failed.
    However, a day before the activist died, Union Water Resources and Ganga River Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari had said almost all his demands had been met and he had written a letter to GD Agarwal to give up his fast.