Swami Nigmanand passes away after a 68-day fast to save the Ganga
Haridwar, June 13
While yoga guru Ramdev hogged the media limelight as religious leaders and political dignitaries made a beeline for the Himalayan Hospital at Jollygrant near Rishikesh to offer him juice to end his fast on Sunday, in another room in the same hospital lay another saint, Swami Nigmanand.
The latter had been fasting for the past two months to save the Ganga. Nigmanad died unsung early this morning. During the action-packed past three days, when the political and religious leaders converged at the hospital to meet Ramdev, no one cared to visit the unconscious young saint. [more]