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    Published On : Mon, Dec 21st, 2020

    Nagpur gets teary-eyed as they bid adieu to M G Vaidya

    Nagpur: A sea of people erupted out on Sunday in Nagpur as they cut across political and social spectrum, and came together to bid a tearful adieu to late M G alias Baburao Vaidya, eminent scholar-writer-journalist and a devoted swayamsevak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The first National Spokesperson of RSS was consigned to flames at Ambazari ghat on Sunday. Dhananjay, the eldest son of late M G Vaidya, performed the last rites.

    At Ambazari ghat, a two-minute silence was observed to pay tributes to the departed soul. It was announced that a condolence meeting will be held at 6.30 pm on December 31 at Reshimbagh. Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of RSS; Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Maharashtra and senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party; Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former Energy Minister and State General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); Pravin Datke, MLC and BJP city chief; Rajesh Loya, Mahanagar Sanghchalak of RSS; Jayprakash Gupta, Senior Journalist S.N.Vinod and other dignitaries were present on the occasion and paid their last respects to the scholar.

    A host of admirers of ‘MaGo’ also attended the funeral. Earlier, Dr Mohan Bhagwat visited the residence of M GVaidya’s residence 80,VidyaVihar, Pratap Nagar. He condoled the demise of the veteran RSS ideologue and former Chief Editor of Marathi daily ‘Tarun Bharat’.

    During the brief interaction, Dr Bhagwat said that RSS’ encyclopaedia was lost in Vaidya’s demise. He recalled that M G alias Baburao Vaidya lived his life on the ideals of RSS, and many RSS top functionaries used to consult him on various issues.

    On Saturday night, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, and his wife Kanchan also visitedVaidya’s residence and paid last respects to the departed scholar. Madhav Govind alias Baburao Vaidya breathed his last at 3.30 pm on Saturday. He was 97. He was ailing for past some time. He is survived by his wife Sunanda, three daughters namely Vibhavari Girish Naik, Dr Pratibha Uday Rajhans, Bharati Jayant Kahu, five sons namely Dhananjay, Dr Manmohan who is SahSarkaryavah of RSS, Shriniwas, Shashibhushan, and Dr Ram who is Co-Convener of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.

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