Patna: A senior dignitary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Varishth Pracharak and Central committee member of Vishva Hindu Parishad ( VHP) Oum Prakash Garg Passed away at a private hospital in Patna on Saturday evening.

His treating doctor ,Vishva Hindu Parishad National President Padamshree Dr R N Singh said here that Mr Garg had some breathing troubles but he died his natural death at the age of 96.

Mr Garg, who originally belonged to Ghaziabad became a Pracharak after completing his education and served RSS in various capacities in Uttar Pradesh.

He was conferred upon with the responsibilities of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1966 and played a pivotal role in formation of Sambit government in Uttar Pradesh in 1967. 

Mr Garg who was shifted to Bihar in the early seventies to serve RSS had strived remaining underground during the period of emergency. He was the pioneer of the several secret meetings of the Sangh held in Patna, Gaya and Shahabad during the emergency.

He became Prant Pracharak of RSS in Bihar in 1980 and had earned applaud for his organisational skills by the then Patna Commissioner Radha Singh for successfully organising the stay of 5,000 kids in the Gandhi Maidan of Patna during Purvanchal Shishu Sangam. The Commissioner Radha Singh had compared him with "Ajatshatru".

  Mr Garg had also successfully discharged his major responsibility in organising a mammoth Hindu Sammelan in 1982 which was attended by the heir of Jammu Kashmir Kingship ,MP and a  renowned academician Maharaja Karan Singh and MP from Bihar Shankar Dayal Singh.
Mr Garg, in the year 1992 went to Nepal in connection with Sanghs activities and worked there extensively for several years as Pracharak. He also actively participated to coordinate Nepali and Hindi literature  

In view of the increasing activities in the bordering areas of the country, Mr Garg was entrusted with the responsibility of a Seema Jagran Manch in the year 2002 with the centre being at Lucknow.

In 2005 he got the responsibilities of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and after discharging his several important responsibilities he became National General Secretary of VHP in 2010. Later due to his age factor, Mr Garg willingly relinquished the post and became member of its Central executive.

 Mr Garg, owing to his sensitivity, was closely associated with several families in Bihar and was source of inspiration to them.

Following the efforts of Mr Garg, the regional office of VHP was established in Patna.

At the call of Dadhichi Deh Dsan Samiti, Mr Garg willingly donated his body.

Dr Singh said that after the demise of Mr Garg his eyes were donated and his mortal remains would be taken to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences from Vijay Niketan in a form of procession at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday where his mortal remains would be donated.