Noted environmentalist, leader of the Chipko movement and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sunderlal Bahuguna, succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday (May 21) at AIIMS Rishikesh.
He was 94 years-old and was known for his passion for environmentalism.
Bahuguna was admitted to a hospital after his family claimed he was complaining of having a fever.
After testing positive for COVID-19, he recieved treatment from the hospital but unfortunately did not recover.
Meanwhile, India reported 2,59,591 new COVID-19 cases and 4,209 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday.