PM Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi, Priyanka Gandhi Grieve Shankaracharya’s Passing Away

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Bhopal: Dwarka peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passed away on Sunday in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur. He was 99.

Swami Swaroopanand, who was the Shankracharya of Dwarka, Sharda, and Jyotish Peeth, breathed his last at the Shridham Jhoteshwar Ashram in Narsinghpur around 3:30 pm, Swami Sadanand Maharaj, second-in-command (known as Dandi Swami) of the Dwarka Peeth said. 

According to Swami Sadanand Maharaj, the Dwarka peeth seer was not keeping well for over a year. Some media reports said the seer died of a minor heart attack. The funeral of Shankaracharya will take place on Monday. 

Shankaracharya was born as Pothiram Upadhyay in Dighori village in the Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh in 1924. He was incarcerated during the freedom struggle. Pothiram Upadhyay became Shankaracharya in 1981. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the passing away of the seer. 

“My condolences to his followers in this time of grief. Om Shanti!” PM Modi wrote in his condolence message on Twitter. 

Amit Shah has expressed deep sadness at the seer’s death while Yogi termed the seer’s passing away as an irreparable loss to the community of religious leaders. 

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also paid tributes to Shankaracharya and said the seer devoted his life to religion, spirituality and charity. 

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