Varanasi: Varanasi-based Baba Nagnath who has been observing fast-unto-death for almost three years (1083 days) to save the Ganga was wheeled to hospital after his health deteriorated fast.

The saint, who previously denied better treatment for himself in BHU, has been put on oxygen due to the seriousness of his health. Keeping his fast on, Baba Nagnath said he is not afraid of laying down his life to save Ganga and plans to stage his mission at Jantar Mantar in Delhi after being discharged from hospital.

Baba Nagnath had started his hunger strike three years back to bring into focus the growing pollution in the Ganga and its receding water level because of diversion of water for hydro power projects like Tehri.

While keeping fast, his health suffered and he was admitted to hospital seven times but he is adamant to his plan.

Though the government has spent billion of rupees in the name of saving Ganga, not a single administrative authority has come forward to notice the deteriorating condition of Baba Nagnath’s health.

However, his worsening health condition has raised concerns among saint community.

(JPN/Bureau)