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Prominent Lingayat pontiff Maate Mahadevi passes away

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Prominent Lingayat pontiff and Dharma Peetha President breathed her last at a private hospital here on Thursday. She was 74.

Reportedly, she passed away due to multiple organ failure. Hospital authorities said that she was on life support ever since she was admitted.

Installed as 'Jagadguru' in the 1970s, established several educational and religious institutions and published several books.

In 2017-18, she was at the forefront of a movement in demanding separate religion status for the Lingayat community.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 07:17 IST