Ashok Singhal, the man behind Babri razing, no more

The 89-year-old VHP leader, Ashok Singhal, died last afternoon following cardio-vascular failure and septicaemia

Gurgaon: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal, who rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late ’80s and after, died yesterday at a private hospital.

A file photo of Ashok Singhal with PM Narendra Modi Pic/PTI
A file photo of Ashok Singhal with PM Narendra Modi Pic/PTI

Singhal (89), who was admitted to Medanta Medicity hospital on last Saturday with complaints of acute breathlessness and other problems, died at 2.24 pm following cardio-vascular failure and septicaemia, VHP President (International) Pravin Togadia, himself a doctor, told media.

A bachelor and an RSS pracharak all his life, Singhal, adopted an aggressive style in the ‘kar sewak’ campaign in the build up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992. — Agencies

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@narendramodi: The demise of Ashok Singhal ji is a deep personal loss. He was an institution in himself, whose
life was centred around serving the nation.

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