Swami Dayananda Saraswati passes away

Dayananda Saraswati with PM Modi

Swami Dayananda Saraswati passes away

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Giri, spiritual guru of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, passed away on Wednesday night in Rishikesh. 87-year-old Dayanand Saraswati breathed his last at 10:20 pm at his ashram in Sheeshamjhadi after battling kidney failure and a host of related ailments.

Modi had come to meet his ailing guru at his Rishikesh ashram on September 11. The meeting between the two had lasted for about 45 minutes. Barely few days after Modi’s departure, his condition had deteriorated and the Swami was admitted to Himalayan Institute Hospital at Jolly Grant in Dehradun.

Swami Dayanand was admitted to the hospital on September 13 after his health deteriorated. For six days, he had been kept in the Intensive Care Unit. On Wednesday, the octogenarian guru expressed his last wish to be taken back to the ashram. Following the request of he was shifted to his ashram, which was built by him in 1960.

His last rites will take place on September 25.

PM Modi, expressed his condolences after arriving in the US.

He tweeted: “Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji’s demise is a personal loss. I pray that his soul attains eternal peace.”




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