Guru had made up his mind that he should
make some concrete contribution for the wellbeing of the country, serving
the society in a spirit of worship. This needed a specific field of activity.
He began to take greater interest in the work begun by Doctor.
A most popular leader
Doctor was suffering from a severe
attack of typhoid. His health seemed irrecoverable. Guru remained like
a shadow with him, nursed him, and served him till his end. Doctor passed
on the responsibility of the Sangh work to the able shoulders of Guru and
breathed his last on 21st June 1940.
Guru assume ' d the office of Sarsangh-
chalak of the R.S.S. after the obsequies of Doctor were over.
In a message for a hand-written periodical,
which was being brought out by the Swayamsevaks of Wardha in those days,
Guru said: "Let us not depend on any external instruments or sources of
power. Let us draw inspiration from the memory of our beloved leader and
his burning patriotism. Let us fulfil our mission with firm faith and let
us strive hard to achieve our objective of ensuring a pride of place to
Hindu Rashtra on the world stage." Guru pursed this goal tirelessly till
the very end.