Veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Pracharak, former Pranth Prachar Pramukh Karnataka, Former State Organising Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Parishat, Founder Trustee of VSK Karnataka, author, poet Shri Chandrashekar Bhandari (87 years) passed away on October 30, 2022. The mortal remains of the veteran RSS leader Chandrashekar Bhandari were kept in the RSS state office ‘Keshava Krupa’ for public homage on October 31, 2022.
He was Pracharak for more than 50 years and has been a prolific writer throughout his life. He has written more than 35 books, done numerous translations and many have been translated to other languages too.
“In Sangh, we have come across Pracharaks who have adapted themselves in the society they have worked with even though it was far away from their home states. They have given their entire life for the sake of society. True to his name, Chandrashekar Bhandari Ji has emitted light like that of a bright moon and his works too have radiated immense knowledge in the society. His works are a reflection of his work and concern for society. His work as a Pracharak too has been equally important as his literature, if not more. Any society should have examples of those who have dedicated their entire lives for the betterment of the society. Just as they say ‘Salt of the Earth’, people like Bhandari ji are the salt of the earth who enrich our lives” said Sarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale ji in a event organised by Foundation for Indic Research Studies (FIRST) and Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Parishat was held at Rastrothanna Parishat at Bengaluru in 2019. Hundreds of swayamsevaks thronged to have a last glimpse of their leader. RSS, Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, Kshetriya Sanghachalak V Nagaraj, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa have all expressed their condolences on Bhandari’s death, among others. “Deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing away of Shri Chandrasekhara Bhandari, a senior Pracharak of RSS, famous author, orator and a thorough gentleman. I pray to God to bless his soul with peace. Om Shanti,” In a tweet, Bommai stated.