Environmentalist, GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite hunger demanding river Ganga to be cleaned died on October 11, Thursday in Rishikesh. Agarwal who was 87 at the time of death was on a fast unto death since June 22.
GD Agarwal was a former professor in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and was unhappy because of the condition of Ganga and ineffective efforts of cleaning Ganga.
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Agarwal had served as secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board, the country’s premier anti-pollution body, and helped put together environmental legislation in India.