"Mathe Mahadevi was critically ill and admitted to Manipal Hospitals on March 8. She passed away at 4.45 p.m," said the statement.
The 74-year-old spiritual leader was one of the first few seers from the southern state who demanded a separate religion status for Lingayats.
Mahadevi was on the life support system, including ventilation and dialysis, due to renal illness for some time, the hospital said.
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