RSS ideologue MG Vaidya passes away

Nagpur (Maharashtra) –  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue and the organisation’s first spokesperson Madhav Govind alias Baburao Vaidya died here on 19th December after a brief illness. He was 97.

Vaidya died at a private hospital in Nagpur, his grandson Vishnu Vaidya told PTI. The last rites will be held on 20th December. Vaidya, who saw all six Sarasanghachalaks of RSS, including RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar is survived by wife Sunanda, three daughters, and five sons including RSS Sah Sarkaryawah (joint general secretary) Manmohan Vaidya.

A former chief editor of the city-based pro-RSS Marathi daily ‘Tarun Bharat’, Vaidya became a member of the RSS in 1943 while at the Morris College in Nagpur. Vaidya was also a former Akhil Bhartiya Bauudhik Pramukh of RSS

In his condolence message RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat described Vaidya as a multi-faceted personality and an excellent journalist, adding the Sangh has lost a senior figure.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said he had hoped that Vaidya would complete 100 years but destiny had other plans. “He had a major contribution in shaping the RSS’ ideology,” tweeted Gadkari, who also hails from Nagpur. The former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also condoled the death of Vaidya.