PM Modi expresses condolences on the sad demise of Kanchi Mutt head Jayendra Saraswathi

New Delhi, Feb 28: According to the latest news posted by ANI Kanchi Mutt head Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at the age of 82.

PM Narendra Modi has tweeted his condolence thus, 'Deeply anguished by passing away of Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya. He'll live on in hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees due to his exemplary service and noblest thoughts. Om Shanti to the departed soul.'

The 82-year old popular seer was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday due to breathing problems. His death has been confirmed by hospital and Mutt.

The senior pontiff succeeded in 1994 as the 69th Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam after Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal, hailed as Maha Periyava. His health condition had reportedly deteriorated in January after which he was admitted in a hospital and later discharged.

In 1954, the junior pontiff, Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi took charge.

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