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Vishnu Hari Dalmia, former VHP president, passes away at 91

A committed 'Gau sevak', Dalmia played a crucial role in the Ram Janambhumi agitation.

Vishnu Hari Dalmia, former VHP president, passes away at 91
In this file photo dated February 20, 2003, VHP leader Vishnu Hari Dalmia at the 125th anniversary celebration function of ‘Shri Maa’, in New Delhi. Dalmia, one of the three major exponents of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, died on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Former president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Vishnu Hari Dalmia passed away at his Delhi residence Wednesday, said an official of a trust here.

“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.

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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 ‘Gaushala’ in the precincts of Sri Krishna Janmasthan Mathura, but also helped Brijbhumi and other district-based cow shelters, Sharma said.