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Sulabh Founder Bindeshwar Pathak, Sanitation Pioneer, Dies At Delhi Hospital

Bindeshwar Pathak campaigned extensively to alleviate the plight of guide scavengers.

Social activist and founding father of ‘Sulabh Worldwide’ Bindeshwar Pathak, who campaigned extensively to alleviate the plight of guide scavengers, died at a Delhi hospital attributable to cardiac arrest, stated a detailed aide. He was 80.

Bindeshwar Pathak unfurled the the nationwide flag within the morning on the event of Independence Day and collapsed quickly after that.

He was rushed to AIIMS Delhi. A supply on the hospital stated the social reformer was declared introduced lifeless at 1.42 pm.

In a put up on X, previously Twitter, the Sulabh Worldwide Social Service Organisation stated, “Founder Sulabh Sanitation, Social Reform and Human Rights Motion, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak isn’t any extra. He died of cardiac arrest at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.”

“He was rushed to the hospital after he complained of uneasiness within the midst of Independence Day celebrations on the campus of Sulabh, Palam-Dabri Highway, New Delhi,” it stated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the social reformer’s demise.

“The passing away of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak Ji is a profound loss for our nation. He was a visionary who labored extensively for societal progress and empowering the downtrodden.

“Bindeshwar Ji made it his mission to construct a cleaner India. He supplied monumental assist to the Swachh Bharat Mission. Throughout our varied conversations, his ardour in direction of Swachhata was at all times seen,” PM Modi stated in a put up on X.

“His work will proceed to encourage a number of individuals. My deepest condolences to his household and family members throughout this troublesome time. Om Shanti,” he stated, sharing two footage of him with Pathak.

Sulabh has constructed almost 1.3 million family bathrooms and 54 million authorities bathrooms utilizing low-cost, two-pit expertise.

Other than development of bathrooms, the organisation has led a motion to discourage guide cleansing of human waste.

Lawmakers have handed a number of legal guidelines aiming to stamp out the age-old follow of guide scavenging, the newest in 2013. However many scavengers are nonetheless used via subcontractors.

The lads are referred to as “guide scavengers” as a result of they primarily scrape the waste with their naked arms with none protecting gear or masks, a follow Bindeshwar Pathak termed “demeaning”.

He’s survived by his spouse, two daughters and a son.

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