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Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82


Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82

Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 28 (ANI): Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi of the Kanchi Mutt passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness at Kancheepuram, he was 82. Shankaracharya Saraswathi was suffering from diabetes and had collapsed at the mutt with shortness of breath.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his twitter handle and expressed grief, "deeply anguished by passing away of Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Jagadguru Pujyashri #JayendraSaraswathi Shankaracharya. He'll live on in hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees due to his exemplary service and noblest thoughts.

Om Shanti to the departed soul." Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also expressed grief and tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the demise of Jayendra Saraswathi ji, the Shankaracharya of the Kanchipuram Kamakoti Peetham math. With his demise we have lost a great saint of present times, who has been a guiding force for the millions.

My prayers for the liberated soul." He was 69th Shankaracharya of the Kanc

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