Well-known environmentalist and Gandhian Sunderlal Bahuguna passed away at the age of 94 due to COVID-related complications.
- Sunderlal Bahuguna (1927 – 2021) was an Indian noted Garhwali environmentalist. He was one of the early environmentalists of India.
- He was one of the founders of the Chipko, or hug the tree movement, in the 1970s to save Himalayan forests from cutting down by forest contractors.
- He later spearheaded the Anti-Tehri Dam movement from starting 1980s, to early 2004.
- He also fought against untouchability and later started organizing hill women in his anti-liquor drive from 1965 to 1970.
- He adopted Gandhian principles in his life.
- In 2009, he was awarded Padma Vibhushan Award by the government of India for environment conservation.