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Rishikesh: Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguma, who was admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh for treatment of Covid, has passed away. He breathed his last at Rishikesh AIIMS at 12 noon today. Late at night his oxygen level was at 86 percent. Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna was undergoing treatment at AIIMS Rishikesh.

According to doctors, he was a diabetic and had pneumonia along with corona. He had been taking medicine for many years due to various diseases. Bahuguna, 94, was admitted to AIIMS on May 8 after suffering a concussion.

He breathed his last this afternoon

The team of doctors treating her advised her to check and monitor uncontrolled blood sugar in her blood, including electrolytes and liver function tests. But late at night his condition began to deteriorate and this afternoon he took his final breath.

Renowned Garhwali environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna is the leader of the Chipko movement. His role in the Chipko movement was considered important. He has been fighting for the protection of forests in the Himalayas for years. Sunderlal Bahuguna first became a member of the Chipko movement in the 1970s and later led the anti-Tehri Dam movement in the early 1980s.

Sunderlal Bahuguna also imposed a ban on tree felling for 15 years at the urging of Indira Gandhi in the 80s. Bahuguna also launched a vigorous agitation against the Tehri Dam. Sunderlal Bahuguna also traveled to the Himalayas and often went on hunger strike over environmental issues.

The Chipko movement was started in a way to stop the impractical deforestation. The movement started in 1973. The movement was started by the dependents sticking to the trees to stop deforestation so that the loggers could not cut down the trees. The movement involved both women and men.

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