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Activist and Arya Samaj Leader Swami Agnivesh Admitted for Liver Cirrhosis, Critical

File photo of Swami Agnivesh. (ANI)

File photo of Swami Agnivesh. (ANI)

The well known leader is admitted at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi and has been on ventilator since Tuesday due to multi organ failure.

Former Haryana MLA and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh, who was hospitalised due to liver cirrhosis, is in a critical condition and is being closely monitored at a hospital in New Delhi.

The social activist has been admitted at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi and has been on ventilator since Tuesday due to multi-organ failure. A multi-disciplinary team is monitoring his condition at the hospital.

Agnivesh founded a political party, Arya Sabha, that was based on the principles of the Arya Samaj in 1970. He is also an advocate for the dialogue between religions.

He is involved in various areas of social activism including campaigns against female foeticide and the emancipation of women.

first published:September 10, 2020, 19:32 IST