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Rajasthan: BJP MP from Alwar Mahant Chandnath passes away

ANI  |  Alwar (Rajasthan) [India] 

The (BJP) MP from Rajasthan's Alwar, Mahant Chandnath, has passed away at the age of 61.

Chandnath took his last breath on Saturday at 11:45 p.m. at Delhi's His last rites will be performed today at his 'math' located in Haryana's Rohtak district at 4 p.m.

The District Head of Alwar further informed ANI that the all the events of the day in the district have been 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 to became a MP from Alwar.

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

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 08:57 IST