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Swami Agnivesh Arya samaj leader passes away.

Swami Agnivesh Arya Samaj leader died on Friday at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in the national capital. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and was critically ill. The Arya Samaj leader was on ventilatory support since September 8 due to multi-organ failure.

On Friday his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest at 6 pm. Resuscitation was attempted but the stalwart passed away half an hour later at 6.30 pm. “ILBS joins the country in mourning the loss of this beloved leader,” the hospital said in a statement.

The 80-year-old Agnivesh, a former MLA from Haryana, founded a political party, Arya Sabha, that was based on the principles of the Arya Samaj in 1970.