RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said departed Sangh veteran Nanaji Deshmukh was a "rare politician" who voluntarily quit politics at the age of 60.
Nanaji was among the first RSS cadres sent to work for the Jana Sangh after Independence, Bhagwat said at the annual function of local RSS and Hindu Samagam in Bhopal.
He said Nanaji was a "rare politician" who had voluntarily quit politics on reaching the age of 60.
He had declined an offer of ministership at the Centre in the Morarji Desai government in 1977, of which key was one of the architects.
Nanaji (94) died at Chitrakoot bordering Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.