Hindu monk who died while fasting to save the Ganges river from pollution caused by illegal mining in the Hardwar district.
He left home in 1995, leaving only a letter to his family.
As a result of his death, the Uttarakhand government banned mining all over the Hardwar district.
His mother Kalpana Jha referred to him as Girish.
He and Nigerian religious leader T.B. Joshua are both famous for fasting.