Kolkata: Hindutva pioneer Tapan Ghosh expires fighting Covid-19 | Kolkata News


KOLKATA: Hindutva pioneer Tapan Ghosh, that had tested positive for Covid-19, died at a hospital on Sunday, his partners said.
Ghosh, 67, was the creator of far-right group Hindu Samhati.
He had been admitted to a private hospital a week after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Tapan-da passed off this day. He’s survived by 2 sisters, Hindu Samhati president Debtanu Bhattacharya said.
A former RSS pioneer, Ghosh is the next politician in the country to expire because of Covid-19. Last month, Trinamool Congress MLA succumbed to the contagion.
Condoling Ghosh’s departure, senior BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta stated that he was among the very dedicated men fighting for the unity of Hindus in West Bengal.
He gave his life for the cause, inspiring tens of thousands through personal illustration. He’ll always be remembered and provide continuous inspiration. Om Shanti, Dasgupta, a Rajya Sabha MP, tweeted.
Ghosh, that has been a pracharak of the RSS because 1975, broke away in the organisation 2007, after some ideology.
known for fiery speeches and frequently contentious remarks, he shaped Hindu Samhati in 2008.
Formed with only a couple of hundred individuals, the organization under his leadership propagate to all districts of West Bengal, and opened units from Jharkhand and Assam.
Ghosh abandoned Hindu Samhati in 2018, after some differences inside the ensemble.


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