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Mahant Chandnath will be remembered for his rich social work: UP CM

ANI  |  Rohtak (Haryana) [India] 

Chief Minister on Sunday paid his tributes to Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Mahant Chandnath, who recently passed away after prolonged illness.

Adityanath he said that Chandnath will be remembered for his rich social work.

Talking to the media at Chandnath's last rites in Rohtak, "He was like my guru and brother. On behalf of 22 crore people, I pay homage to MP Mahant Chandnath who will be remembered for his contribution for the developmental works. He established many educations, health centers in and state respectively. He also established Baba Mastnath University."

"I pray Almighty Baba Mastnath to give enough strength to his family members to overcome this situation. May his soul rest in peace," he added.

Chief Minister Manohar Khattar and former chief minister were also present at Chandnath's last rites.

Chandnath took his last breath on Saturday at around 11:45 p.m. at Delhi's

The District Head of Alwar further informed ANI that all the events of the day in the district were cancelled following Chandnath's death.

Chandnath headed the Nath sect of Hinduism and was also the chancellor of the Mast Nath University.

Chandnath first won the by-elections in 2014 from Rajasthan's Behror seat.

In 2014, he defeated of the Congress to became a MP from Alwar.

In February 2017, Chandnath was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) by a court for criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 21:02 IST
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