Sundarlal Bahugana, the Face Behind Chipko Movement, Dies of Covid-19 at 94

Sundarlal Bahuguna, the environmentalist behind Chipko Movement, died on Friday at the age of 94. He was admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh on May 8 for treatment of Covid-19. According to local reports, he was suffering from pneumonia and had diabetes, which is considered a comorbidity in coronavirus cases.

“The team of doctors treating him has advised to check and monitor blood sugar levels, including electrolytes and liver function. Their tests are being conducted,” AIIMS public relations officer Harish Thapliyal said on Thursday.

A report in Dainik Jagran stated, Bahuguna breathed his last around noon. The environmentalist will be cremated at the Ganges in Rishikesh.(details awaited)

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