Former VHP chief Vishnu Hari Dalmia dies at 91; leader known for crucial role in Ram Janmabhoomi agitation in Ayodhya

Mathura: Former president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Vishnu Hari Dalmia passed away at his Delhi residence on Wednesday, said an official of a trust in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.

Former VHP chief Vishnu Hari Dalmia dies at 91; leader known for crucial role in Ram Janmabhoomi agitation in Ayodhya

File image of Vishnu Hari Dalmia. Twitter

"An exponent of Hindu culture, 91-year-old Vishnu Hari Dalmia was instrumental in giving a befitting renovation to Sri Krishna Janmasthan temples along with his father Jai Dayal Dalmia," Kapil Sharma, secretary of Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan said.

He was indisposed for the last one month and breathed his last at his Golf Link residence in Delhi, Sharma said.

Dalmia played a crucial role in the Ram Janambhumi agitation. However, his last wish of a majestic Ram temple in Ayodhya remained unfulfilled, he said.  He had also served as prabandh nyasi (managing trustee) of Sri Krishna Janmasthan Mathura, Sharma said.

As a committed gau sevak, he had not only established a gaushala in the precincts of Sri Krishna Janmasthan Mathura, but also helped Brijbhumi and other district-based cow shelters, Sharma said.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 09:00:30 IST