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Hardik Patel ends fast on Day 19

India Today logo India Today 12/09/2018

Hardik Patel ended a 19-day-long fast today by drinking coconut water, and said his supporters convinced him to 'live to fight another day'.

Patel, 25, is the leader of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS).

He's been protesting at home since August 25 to get reservations in government jobs and education for the Patidar community and loan waivers for farmers, PTI reported.

He was hospitalised in Ahmedabad on Friday when his health deteriorated, and was discharged on Sunday, the news agency said.

On Day 9 of his protest, he prepared a will; he divided his property between his parents, his sister, the 14 youths killed during the 2015 quota stir in Gujarat, and a Panjrapole (a shelter for ill and old cows).

Inputs from Gopi Maniar

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