Nagpur, Sep 15 (): The BJP national president Nitin Gadkari has expressed his deep condolence over the death of the former chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) K S Sudarshan who passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“Sudarshanji‘s death is unbelievable for the BJP. He had been a source of motivation for all the members in the Sangh Parivar. Sudarshanji being an engineer by profession was very brilliant. He was a wealthy man who could have lived a luxurious life but preferred choosing a simple life for the sake of the country,” said Gadkari while expressing his grief.
The BJP president termed that Sudarshanj believed in swadeshi and was very familiar among people all over the country. His death has come as a big blow to the Sangh Parivar which cannot be easily forgotten. Above all, the way he had sacrificed his life for the sake of the country will remain to be a source of inspiration to the BJP, asserted Gadkari.
“The RSS chief had been guiding us till his health condition was cooperating. He resigned his job due to ill-heath,” added Gadkari.
Mr Sudarshan’s body is expected to be brought to Nagpur to perform the last rites that will most likely take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, at Reshimabag Ground in Nagpur, said Mr Gadkari.
All the senior leaders including L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will be attending the ceremony. The 81-year-old former RSS chief died of cardiac arrest who breathed his last after returning back to the RSS headquarters from his usual morning walk. After returning back, he fell down in his room while meditating in his room, said the RSS volunteers.
Sudarshanjji was the RSS chief from the year 2000 – 2009. The BJP considered the former RSS chief as a “great philosopher” as well as a “creative thinker” .