Padma Shri Baba Yogendra, founder of Sanskar Bharti and senior Pracharak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, passed away on Friday morning at Lucknow. He was 98.
Baba Yogendra was not keeping well and hence was admitted to a Lucknow hospital for treatment. He was also National Organising Secretary of Sanskar Bharti, engaged in the field of art, for many years.
Born on January 7,1924 in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh, Baba used to go to RSS ‘Shakha’ from childhood. Later, he was taking education in Gorakhpur, when he came in contact with Nanaji Deshmukh, Sangh Pracharak. After taking necessary training, Baba became Pracharak and worked in Gorakhpur, Prayag, Bareily, Badayu and Sitapur. He started looking at the activities of Sanskar Bharti from 1981 and he was instrumental in making this organisation prominent.
Though not finalised so far, last rites would be performed possibly in Lucknow on Saturday, informed Subhash Chandra Agrawal, All India Treasurer, Sanskar Bharti.