Noted environmentalist and mahant (high priest) of Sankat Mochan temple Veer Bhadra Mishra died on Wednesday at Sundar Lal hospital, where he was admitted on March 3 for lung infection. He was 75.

Professor Mishra is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

Professor Mishra was selected for a government panel to review projects on the Ganga and played an active role in the Save Ganga Movement over the past few decades.


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