15 Aug 2023

Sulabh International Founder Bindeshwar Pathak Passes Away

New Delhi: Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, passed away at AIIMS, Delhi. He was 80.

RC Jha, Senior Vice President of Sulabh International, has confirmed his death.

Jha said, "Pathak sir hoisted the flag at Sulabh International's headquarters. He also talked to us. He was completely fine. But suddenly he felt unwell. We took him to AIIMS. The doctors said he was critical. Then he died one-and-a-half hours after cardiac arrest." He passed away between two o'clock."

Born in Rampur Baghel village of district Vaishali, Pathak did his graduation in Sociology in 1964 from the Banaras Hindu University. He earned his master's degree in 1980 and his PhD in 1985, from the University of Patna. 

Established the Sulabh International Social Service in 1970

He established the Sulabh International Social Service in 1970, with the aim of resolving the country's sanitation problems. In 1991, Pathak was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his work for liberating and rehabilitating manual scavengers and also for preventing environmental pollution by providing pour-flush toilet technology.

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