Thiruvananthapuram, Feb. 10 -- Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue P Parameswaran died in Mayannur in Kerala's Palakkad district early on Sunday. A thinker, writer, orator and institution-builder, Paramaeswaran was also the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awards, India's second- and fourth-highest civilian honours . He was 93 years old.

Parameswarji, as he was popularly known, was respected by all, including his political opponents. He used to engage in frequent public debates with late Marxist legend, the late EMS Namboodiripad, and others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was deeply anguished by his death. "Shri P Parameswaran was proud and dedicated son of Bharat Mata. His was a life devoted to India's cultu...