Published On : Tue, Nov 17th, 2015

Octogenarian VHP leader Ashok Singhal no more

Gurgaon/ Nagpur:
Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal (89), who was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon last week, passed away at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday following multi-organ dysfunction and sepsis.

In a statement issued by the hospital’s A.K. Dubey, medical superintendent said: “The leader was critical and on life support system. He died this afternoon at 2.30 p.m.”

Singhal had been diagnosed with right lower lobe pneumonia, carbon-dioxide retention, sepsis and drowsiness.

The senior leader was admitted to the hospital on November 14, 2015 with complaints of acute breathlessness. He was then rushed into the intensive care unit and kept under treatment by a team of specialists comprising of critical care, respiratory, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and nephrology.

Singhal had been suffering from respiratory problems for over a month. He was earlier admitted to Medanta on October 20, 2015 after his condition deteriorated in Allahabad and was flown to Delhi in an air ambulance.