Prominent Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna Succumbed To COVID-19
Prominent environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna died from COVID-19 on May 21 in AIIMS Rishikesh. An activist for his whole life, it was Bahuguna with whose efforts former PM Indira Gandhi banned the cutting of trees. Remembered for the slogan “ecology is the permanent economy,” Bahuguna dedicated his life towards the conservation of forests and Himalayan region. Bahuguna and his wife also came up with the non-violent Chipko movement for forest conservation.