Noted Environmentalist, Padma Vibhushan recipient, Leader of Chipko Movement, Sunderlal Bahuguna passed away while battling COVID-19 at AIIMS Rishikesh. He was 94.
As per sources, Sunderlal breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the private hospital. He was moved to the ICU after his health conditions deteriorate. Earlier he was admitted to the private hospital after his oxygen levels started fluctuating.
Expressing his sorrow, President of India Ram Nath Kovind tweets, “The demise of Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna marks the end of a glorious chapter in the field of conservation. A ‘Padma Vibhushan’ awardee, he was a Gandhian to the core. A legend in his own right, he made conservation a people’s movement. My condolences to his family and admirers.”
At the same time, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted, “Passing away of Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna Ji is a monumental loss for our nation. He manifested our centuries-old ethos of living in harmony with nature. His simplicity and spirit of compassion will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with his family and many admirers. Om Shanti.”