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Dattopant Thengadi, top RSS ideologue, passes away

October 14, 2004 18:30 IST
Last Updated: October 15, 2004 14:42 IST

Dattopant Thengadi, senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue and founder of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, died in Pune on Thursday evening, RSS sources said.

The 63-year old, who was convalescing after a minor surgery recently, fell down in the bathroom in the afternoon and was taken to the Deendayal Hospital, where he breathed his last at 1630 IST.

Thengadi was a member of the Rajya Sabha for 12 years.

He was in news for his criticism of the "anti-farmer" and "anti-labour" policies of the National Democratic Alliance government.

Thengadi also declined to accept the Padmashri offered to him by the Vajpayee government on the grounds that many people senior to him deserved higher awards.

Thengadi's funeral will be held on Friday.

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Sub: Dattopant ji Thengadi passes away

Dattopant ji Thengadiís life is an example of sacrifice. Having born and brought up in a rich and wealthy family, after getting prestigious degrees, he ...

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I am shocked to know. I pay my homage to the great guard of Swadeshi. Your information about him is not correct. He was awarded ...

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Sub: Very sad news

Thengadiji was a great man who got far less recognition than he deserved. Hopefully, in time people will realize his contribution to the greatness of ...

Posted by Sachin

Sub: Homage to Dattopant

May Dattopant Thengadi's soul rest in peace.He was a sincere and dedicated social worker.

Posted by Girish Khare



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