Nagpur : One of the living oldest swayamsevaks of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, MG Vaidya, died of old age here in a private hospital. He was 97. A close associate of third Sarsanghachalak of RSS, Balasaheb Deoras, Vaidya served the organisation under various capacities, including Akhil Bharatiya Bouddhikh Pramukh and the first spokesman of RSS. He also worked as the chief editor of Tarun Bharat, a mouthpiece of the Sangh Parivar.
Vaidya was in jail during emergency. He became the member of the legislative council of Maharashtra from the Governor quota in the late ’70s. His son, Dr Manmohan Vaidya is the joint general secretary of the RSS.
“He had contracted coronavirus but recovered from the infection,” Vishnu Vaidya, his grandson said, adding that his health deteriorated suddenly on Friday. The senior BJP leader and former chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis paid rich tribute to Vaidya. The union minister for transport, Nitin Gadkari paid his rich tribute to the departed soul. “My humble tribute to Baburao Vaidya.
Baburao was fortunate enough to work with all Sarsanghchalak. It was a firm belief that Baburaoji would be a centenarian, but destiny had something different in mind. It is sad that a pious and sage-like personality has passed away,” Gadkari said in his condolence message.