West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mourned the death of Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.
In a tweet, Mamata said, “Saddened at the Mahasamadhi of Kanchi Acharya Pujya Jayendra Saraswati ji”.
Saddened at the Mahasamadhi of Kanchi Acharya Pujya Jayendra Saraswati ji
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 28, 2018
Saraswathi passed away at a private hospital in Kanchipuram on Wednesday. He was 82. He was ailing for some time and was admitted to the hospital early on Wednesday.
Earlier, On Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed sadness at the demise of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi.
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
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 28, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/s1vTpSxbbl
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2018
I’m saddened to hear about the death of Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
He was revered by lakhs of believers all over the world for his teachings.
May his soul rest in peace.
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 28, 2018