I was always fortunate to receive Ashok ji’s blessings & guidance. My condolences to his family & countless supporters.
Ashok Singhal ji was the force behind several noble deeds & social work, which benefitted the poor. He is an inspiration for generations,” PM tweeted. Meanwhile, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha told OneIndia, “Ashok Singhalji’s death is a great loss. He was a true flag bearer of Hindutva. May his soul rest in peace.” Singhal was admitted to Medanta – The Medicity hospital in Sector 38 and was kept on life-support systems in the Intensive Care Unit. Singhal rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late eighties and after.
A bachelor and an RSS pracharak all his life, Singhal, adopted an aggressive style in the “kar sewak” campaign in the build up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December, 1992. A metallurgy engineering graduate from Banaras Hindu University, he pitchforked the organisation in the Ayodhya Ram temple movement and sought to internationalise it by recruiting supporters and organising branches world wide. The overseas supporters contributed immensely to the VHP campaign.