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Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away

SNS | New Delhi |

Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passed away on Wednesday, 28 February, in a private hospital. He was 82.

The 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, reportedly passed away at a hospital in Kanchipuram.

He had underwent treatment in Chennai’s Ramachandra hospital in January. According to reports, the seer was suffering from diabetes.

Following his discharge, Shankaracharya had resumed normal activities at the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, a Hindu monastic institution located in Kanchipuram.

Reports say that the pontiff had collapsed at the mutt with shortness of breath when he was admitted to the hospital in Kanchipuram.

Though unwell, the Shankaracharya had visited Delhi in November 2017. He had succeeded Chadrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal as the pontiff of the mutt on 22 March 1954.

Established by Sri Adi Sankara in the year 482 BC, the Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham has a distinction of an unbroken line of 70 acharyas.