Raipur, Chhatisgarh September 15: RSS former Sarasanghachalak Sudarshanji expired this morning at Raipur of Chhattisgarh. He was 83. The funeral will be held at Nagpur RSS Headquarters at 3.30pm tomorrow.
A Shraddhanjali programme has been organised by RSS Bangalore unit at 11am, tomorrow, September 16th, at Rashtrotthana Parishat Chamarajapet, Bangalore.
About Sudarshan ji:
Hails from Kuppalli of KR Pet in Mandya District in Karnataka, KS Sudarshan ji served as RSS Sarasanghachalak, the Chief of the Organisation from 2000 till2009. Known for his wisdom, deep knowledge on concepts of Hinduism and other social aspects, lectures of Nationalism, Sudarshan ji was associated with the organisation since 7 decades, till his last breathe.
Born on June 18, 1931 in Raipur, it was then part of Madhya Pradesh, at his 9th age he first attended an RSS Shakha. He did his Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications (honours) from Sagar University. He became aRSS pracharak in 1954.( The full-time members of RSS can become pracharaks). His first posting as a pracharak was in Raigarh district. In 1964, he was bacame Prant Pracharak of Madhya Bharat at a fairly young age. In 1969 when he was 38, received the national responsibility as Akhil Bharatiya Sharirik Pramukh. He was one of handpicked RSS cadre by the then Sarasanghachalak MS Golwalkar. This was followed by a stint in the North-East (1977) and then, he took over as the Akhil Bharaiya Boudhik Pramukh, chief of the Boudhik Cell (the RSS think-tank) 2 years later. In 1990, he was appointed Sah-Sarakaryavah , Joint General Secretary of the organisation. He has the rare distinction of having held both posts of sharirik (physical exercises) and baudhik (intellectual) pramukh (chief) on different occasions. In 2000, he bacame Sarasanghachalak of RSS.
On March 10, 2000 KS Sudarshanji became 5th Sarsanghachalak (Supreme Chief) of the RSS. He succeeded Rajendra Singh who popularly known as Rajju Bhaiya, who stepped down on due to ill-health in March 2009. Mohan Bhagwat is presently heading the organisation as RSS Sarasanghachalak since March 2009.
A strong votary of Swadeshi, he was seen one of the Ideologue of RSS. He brethed his last on September 15,2012 at Raipur of Chhatisgarh.
Top RSS leaders, Several national leaders expressed their condolences. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi said “Sad to know about demise of Sudarshanji. He was blessed with a sharp mind, humourous nature & always known for his simple & disciplined life”