In a statement, Palaniswami expressed his sympathies to the disciples of the jeeyar and others associated with him and prayed that the "soul of Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar reaches the Holy abode."
The 84-year old Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar died yesterday after prolonged illness at a private hospital Tiruchirapalli. He had both lung and heart problems and had been admitted to hospital some time ago.
He became the 50th jeeyar of the Srirangam temple in 1984.
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