Senior RSS ideologue and the first spokesperson of the organization, Madhav Govind Vaidya(Baburao) passed away on December 19 at the age of 97. He was known as the ‘Encyclopedia of RSS’. He was one of the very few surviving veterans of the RSS who have not just seen but worked closely with all the six Sarsanghachalaks of the RSS.
The RSS said in a press statement, “The demise of Shri Madhav Govind alias Baburaoji Vaidya is the loss of a senior guardian for all the karyakartas of RSS. He was a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit, a fine journalist, an active member of the Vidhan Parishad and a brilliant litterateur. He was an active participant in the gradual development of Sangh’s activities. His life was deeply aligned with Sangh’s thoughts and values, and a manifestation of Sangh’s core values in all four vistas of his life viz. personal, familial, social and professional. Through his characteristic style of employing lucid words, logical approach and experiential interpretation in his speeches and writings, he endeavoured to rightly present Sangh to the world all his life. As a result of his inspiring life, his next generation is also invested in working for national interests and his two sons Shri Manmohan ji and Shri Ram ji are senior pracharaks in the Sangh.”
“Shri MG Vaidya Ji was a distinguished writer and journalist. He contributed extensively to the RSS for decades. He also worked to strengthen the BJP. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
”Received the sad news of the demise of Shri Madhav Govind Vaidya Ji, a senior ideologue of RSS who dedicated his entire life to the service of Maa Bharti. He was striving to promote social harmony and uniting the nation into one thread throughout his life. His departure is an irreparable loss to the entire society.”