SANT HIRDARAM, known for his philanthropic endeavours in Bhopal and around, died at the age of 101 year at his hermitage in Bairagarh township here on Wednesday. He had been ill for sometime. His mortal remains will be placed for public viewing at his Ashram after 9.00 am on Thursday. He will be cremated at his Ashram later on in the afternoon.
The entire Bairagarh township will be shut on Thursday and all business activities there will remain closed. Sant Hirdaram came from Ajmer in 1962, settled here and took to social work, public welfare, charity and service of poor.
He founded institutions like Seva Sadan Eye Hospital, Arogya Kendra and a number of schools for learning of poor children. As the news of his demise spread in the Bairagarh township, a pall of groom descended upon the locality and people rushed to the Sant Ashram to confirm the news of his death.