Pejawar Mutt chief’s Vishwesha Theertha Swami passed away on Sunday morning after battling an illness. He was 88.
The health condition of Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji was critical and there was a further decline in his condition on Saturday.
He was admitted to a hospital on December 20 after developing breathing difficulties and was shifted to the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi on early Sunday morning after his health condition worsened on Saturday.
Former union minister Uma Bharti arrived at the Mutt to pay her respects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condolence the demise of Vishvesha Teertha Swami in a tweet.
“Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of people for whom he was always a guiding light. A powerhouse of service and spirituality, he continuously worked for a more just and compassionate society. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.
“I consider myself blessed to have got many opportunities to learn from Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji. Our recent meeting, on the pious day of Guru Purnima was also a memorable one. His impeccable knowledge always stood out. My thoughts are with his countless followers,” PM Modi added.