Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra, the noted environmentalist as well as the acclaimed Hero of the Planet of TIME Magazine in 1999, died at Sir Sundarlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University on 13 March 2013. He was aged 75 years.
About Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra
• Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra was given the title of Hero of the Planet by the TIME magazine in 1999.
• He was the founder of Sankat Mochan Foundation. He founded Sankat Mochan Foundation in 1982.
• He was also the former professor of Hydraulic engineering, apart from being the former Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the Institute of Technology.
• Mishra was also recognised on United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1992.
• Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra was among the various expert members of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).