Senior RSS pracharak Thakur Sankata Prasad Singh is no more

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Lucknow: Senior pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and former organisational secretary of the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh Thakur Sankata Prasad Singh died here after a prolonged illness.

Singh (94) had been keeping unwell for quite some time and passed away last night, Awadh prant of the RSS said in a statement here. He was cremated today.

 Singh, a bachelor, had joined the RSS during the 1942 Quit India movement. In 1944, he was sent to Bhadohi as an RSS pracharak and became the first mukhya shikshak of RSS’ Prashikshan Varg in Uttar Pradesh.

Condoling his death, uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Thakur Sankata Prasad Singh was always ready for social work.”

“He closely worked with Bharatiya Kisan Sangh for the interest of farmers. His contribution to the organisation will always be remembered,” Adityanath said.