Vishwa Hindu Parishad loses a stalwart – Dr.Mahesh Mehta

Senior Swayamsevak Dr Mahesh J. Mehta breathed his last at a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on December 14, 2021 after a protracted illness. He had just turned 86.  

A pioneer of all Hindu movements in the USA he founded Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America in 1970 and guided it for 45 years. He was instrumental in establishing Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Overseas Friends of BJP, Indians For Democracy (IFD), Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HEC) India Quality Group, and Global Indians for Bharat Vikas (GIBV) among many others. A research scientist in the field of membrane technology, he held double doctorate degrees.  

His life was full of dedication and sacrifice. He constantly traveled all over the USA and visited many countries to awaken Hindu society. He inspired thousands of people to work for society and dharma. He was an excellent organizer and a formidable orator; he was a gifted writer. He has penned a book titled, Hindu Philosophy in Action, In Search of Universal Well-being tracing the journey of VHPA. Maheshbhai was also a close confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for many years. He was bestowed Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in 2017 for his community services. Within a span of seven months, VHPA has lost two of its brightest stars, Anjleebahen Pandya and now Maheshbhai Mehta. 

Maheshbhai leaves behind his Sah-Dharmacharini of more than 50 years, Raginibahen. 

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