Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time, died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital on Friday, doctors said. He was 80.
Followed by the news of his death, former CBI director M. Nageswara Rao posted "disturbing tweets" about Swami Agnivesh.
Rao took to Twitter and wrote, "GOOD RIDDANCE @swamiagnivesh. You were an Anti-Hindu donning saffron clothes. You did enormous damage to Hinduism. I am ashamed that you were born as a Telugu Brahmin. మేక వన్నె పులి गोमुख व्याग्रं Lion in sheep clothes. My grievance against Yamaraj is why did he wait this long (sic)!" He added, "Correction: Read "Wolf" for "Lion" in the above tweet (sic)."
As Rao posted this tweet, several people criticised him for his comments on the dead activist.
"Here is an ex Police officer, who is directly celebrating a death of an activist and calling Anti - Hindu because he fought against BJP. Ex CJI nominated to BJP, ex IPS officer spreading Hatred are examples of Modi government destroying all the systems in this country (sic)," commented one user.
Another one said, "People like him, with venom in mind, are deliberately selected by Modi for higher posts so that both share the same mentality and hatred towards other people (sic)."
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Swami Agnivesh was admitted at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Delhi on Tuesday. He was critically ill and suffered from liver cirrhosis and had been on ventilator support since Tuesday owing to multi-organ failure. His condition deteriorated on Friday.
Body of Swami Agnivesh will be kept at the Bandhua Mukti Morcha (BMM) office on Saturday to allow the public to pay their final respects, albeit adhering to Covid rules, said Professor Vithal Rao Arya, his close associate and former general secretary of Bandhua Mukti Morcha.
(With inputs from agencies)