Nagpur: Former head of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh K Sudarshan died of heart attack in Raipur in Chhattisgarh on early Saturday, an official said in Nagpur. He was 81.
He is survived by a brother and a sister.
The ex-RSS chief, who had arrived in the city two days back, died at the RSS office in Raipur around 7am.
His body will be taken to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur later today and the funeral will be held on Sunday.
Sudarshan had been ailing for sometime and was under care of an attendant, the official said.
On 3 August, there was a scare when Sudarshan went missing for about five hours after he went for a morning walk in Mysore. However, he was later traced and found to be safe.
A police complaint was also lodged after he did not return five hours later.
Sudarshan hailed from Kuppalli village of Mandya district in Karnataka.
He served as pracharak of RSS for six decades and became its Sarasanghachalak in 2000 and held the post till 2009.
PTI & IANS