Environment activist G D Agarwal, who was sitting on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the government to clean the river Ganga, died at the AIIMS hospital on Thursday, officials said.
He was on fast since June this year. Agarwal has been demanding for the undisrupted flow of Ganga river and called for a stoppage of all hydropower projects in Ganga basin. During the reign of UPA he was a member of National River Ganga Basin Authority.
Agarwal breathed his last at the hospital here at around 2 pm.
He was moved to the AIIMS hospital, Rishikesh on October 9 from the protest site.