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Pilgrim from MP dies at Ganga Sagar, 27 lakh assembled for

Press Trust of India  |  Sagar Islands (WB) 

A 64-year-old pilgrim from died of heart attack at the Ganga mela where 27 lakh people have arrived, Subrata said Monday.

The deceased has been identified as who had come to the fair with his family members, said.

He said around 27 lakh devotees from across the country and abroad have already assembled to take holy dip at the confluence of the Hooghly and the on the day of Makar Sankranti Tuesday.

The number of pilgrims would increase Tuesday, the said.

Gyan Das, mahant of the at Ayodhya, said the holy dip would continue from 6 am to 11 pm on Tuesday.

Das is also a former of Kapil Muni ashram here.

The pilgrims also offer prayers in the Kapil Muni Temple after taking the holy dip.

Last year, over 20 lakh pilgrims had visited the Ganga during this time.

A thick blanket of security cover has been thrown in and around the famous spot.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:55 IST