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TN CM condoles death of Sri Ranganathaswamy temple pontiff

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

K Palaniswami today condoled the death of the chief pontiff of in district.

In a message, the recalled that Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar had started off as a of a temple in Coimbatore, before going on to become the 50th jeeyar of the temple in

In a statement, Palaniswami expressed his sympathies to the disciples of the jeeyar and others associated with him and prayed that the "soul of reaches the Holy abode."

The 84-year old died yesterday after 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 temple in 1984.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 16:15 IST