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Gujarat: Art of Living program director dies of Covid-19

Nityapragya, 58, had been hospitalised since December 13 after testing positive for Covid-19.

By: Express News Service | Vadodara |
Updated: December 28, 2021 12:25:16 am
Nityapragya had recently travelled to Sonipat in Haryana for an Art of Living Foundation event and returned to Vadodara on December 6.

Director of programs in The Art of Living Foundation, Rishi Nityapragya, passed away at a private hospital in Vadodara on Monday, due to Covid-19 complications, his family said.

Nityapragya, 58, was hospitalised since December 13 after testing positive for Covid-19.

A family member said that he sought a discharge from the hospital and returned home Sunday evening. However, on Monday morning, he complained of breathlessness and was rushed to the hospital, where he breathed his last.

Nityapragya, a chemical engineer with a corporate career in the past, was a close aide of spiritual guru and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

In a statement, the Art of Living Foundation said, “He served the society selflessly for decades and inspired thousands through his soulful and devotional satsangs. His enthusiasm and charisma were unmatched and shall remain in our hearts and memory forever.”

His last rites will be held in Vadodara on Monday following Covid-19 protocols.

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