Gurgaon, Nov 17: VHP leader Ashok Singhal passed away on Tuesday at a Gurgaon hospital. Singhal, who was undergoing treatment after he was admitted there in early hours of Saturday with complaints of acute breathlessness, breathed his last on Tuesday afternoon.
“Mr Singhal died at 2.24 pm at Medanta Medicity hospital, Gurgaon,” senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia told media persons on Tuesday.
89-year-old Singhal was admitted on November 14th to Medanta with complaints of acute breathlessness and was diagnosed with right lower Lobe Pneumonia. He was on a ventilator from November 14th evening.
A number of BJP and VHP leaders visited the ailing leader in the hospital. Singhal, who was admitted to Medanta – The Medicity hospital in Sector 38, is being kept on life-support systems in the Intensive Care Unit.
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, union minister Harsh Vardhan, VHP leader Praveen Togadia, Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, and a few state leaders visited the hospital on Monday to enquire about Singhal’s health.
Doctors on Monday claimed that Singhal’s condition continued to be critical and he was put on life support system.