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President Ram Nath Kovind mourns Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi's death

President Ram Nath Kovind mourns Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi's death

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2018, 09:22 pm

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IBNS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday condoled the passing away of 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi.

Jayendra Saraswathi died on Wednesday at an age of 82.

In his tweet, the President wrote: " Sad to hear of the passing of Jayendra Saraswatiji, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Our country has lost a spiritual leader and social reformer of rare eminence. My condolences to his countless disciples and followers #PresidentKovind."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mourned the death of the religious leader.

Modi has put up two tweets to remember Shankaracharya.

In the first tweet, Modi said: "Deeply anguished by the passing away of Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya. He will live on in the hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees due to his exemplary service and noblest thoughts. Om Shanti to the departed soul."

"Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya was at the forefront of innumerable community service initiatives. He nurtured institutions which transformed the lives of the poor and downtrodden.," his second tweet reads.

Shankaracharya passed away after being admitted to a hospital with complaints of breathing problem.

His health condition was poor for the greater part of the last year.

He was the head of the mutt which was established by Adi Shankaracharya.

The mutt was established in the 5th century.

President Ram Nath Kovind mourns Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi's death

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