Akhil Bharatiya Pracharak Pramukh of RSS Ma. H.V.Sheshadri ji passed away on August 14, 2005 at 6.57 IST at Keshav Kripa Sangh karyalay Bangalore .
HSS is saddened to hear about the death of Shri H.V. Sheshadri. Shri Sheshadri was a reputed thinker, writer and dedicated social worker. With passing away of Sheshadri, Dr. Ved Nanda, Sanghachalak (Guide and Advisor) of HSS expressed that we lost a beacon that guided us from within and from distance home India.
Hongasandra Venkataramaiah Sheshadri (born in Bangalore , Karnataka , 1926) is a reputed thinker, writer and dedicated social worker. He had a brilliant scholastic career, and secured top grade through out. He completed the Master's degree (M. Sc) in chemistry from Bangalore (then 'Mysore') university with a gold medal.
He became the pracharak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (full time worker ) in 1946 and since then continuously been traveling through the length and breadth of the country to promote a plethora of social service activities and nationalist causes, providing inspiration and guidance to a whole generation of youth. Initially he was a pracharak at Bangalore and later of the Mangalore zone during 1953-56. In 1960 he became the prant (state) pracharak for Karnataka, and in 1980 became the Kshetriya (south zone) pracharak to co-ordinate the Sangh activities in the four southern states of karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He rose to the position of Akhil Bharath Saha-Sarkaryawah (All India Joint general Secretary) and subsequently became Sarkaryavah (All India General Secretary) in 1987. He continued in that high office for 9 years and after that he was working as Akhil Bharath Pracharak pramukh.
Having been constantly in touch with various segments of society and equipped with a sensitive mind, he became a prolific writer and contributed articles for several decades to ' Vikrama ' weekly, ' Utthana ' monthly, ' Organiser ' English weekly, 'Panchajanya ' Hindi weekly and periodicals in virtually all major languages. His writings were highly popular and thousands of readers eagerly awaited his articles. He developed a unique style of his own, combining analytical skill and felicity of expression. He made name as an orator too, and his lectures have always been a treat for listeners.
He wrote numerous books including ' Yugavatara ' (on Shivaji), ' Amma Bagilu Tege ' (essays), 'Chintanaganga ', Tragic Story of Partition'. ' Bhugilu' (on Emergency Struggle) His ' Torberalu ', a collection of essays with social themes, won the Karnataka State Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982. His other works include ' Bunch of thoughts ' (speeches of Sri Guruji) and ' RSS-a vision in Action '. He wrote hundres of articles on current social themes and authored countless topical books and booklets. Many of his writings have been translated into various other languages.
H.V. Seshadriji gave a major contribution in communicating nationalist thoughts and the Sangh ideology to the masses.
As a special invitee he addressed the World Hindu Conference at New York in 1984 and Hindu Sangama at Bradford (U.K.) in the same year. He visited US in 1982 to bring Hindu organizations together and work for common cause.
Though occupying the highest office in the Sangh, he led a simple, austere life, being ever accessible to one and all , exemplifying the ideal of ' simple living and high thinking '.
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