Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh veteran and former Rajya Sabha member Nanaji Deshmukh passed away at a private hospital in Chitrakoot on Saturday. He was 94 and was unwell for some time due to age-related ailments.
A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Deshmukh had donated his body for medical research. Born at Kadoli in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district on October 11, 1916, Deskmukh had founded Deendayal Research Institute and was credited for exemplary work in the field of education, health and rural self-reliance. He was also instrumental in carrying out social restructuring programme in over 500 villages of UP and MP.
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