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Chipko Movement Pioneer Sundarlal Bahuguna Dies Of COVID-19 At 94

Uttarakhand: Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna, the man behind Chipko Movement, died on Friday at the age of 94. He was admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh on May 8 for treatment of COVID-19. Reports said he was suffering from pneumonia and had diabetes.

“The team of doctors treating him has advised to check and monitor blood sugar levels, including electrolytes and liver function. Their tests are being conducted,” AIIMS public relations officer Harish Thapliyal was quoted as saying by News18.

A report in Dainik Jagran stated, Bahuguna breathed his last around noon. The environmentalist will be cremated at the Ganges in Rishikesh.