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Pejwar Math Head Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji Dies At 88, PM Modi Condoles Death

Tight Security Has Been In Place On The Car Street In Udupi, Where The Pejawar Mutt And The Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple Are Located.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 29 Dec 2019, 10:45:55 AM
Vishwesha Tirtha Swami

New Delhi:

Pejawar seer Vishwesha Tirtha Swami passed away in Udupi on Sunday. He was 88. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Swami Vishwesha Teertha of Pejawar Math, saying he will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of people.

In a tweet, he said, "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."

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami was admitted to the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal for the treatment of extensive pneumonia on December 20 and was shifted to the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi on Sunday on ventilator after his health condition worsened on Saturday.

A health bulletin issued by the Kasturba Hospital said on Saturday: “The condition of Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji is very critical and there is further decline in his health condition. He remains unconscious and continues to be on life support systems. Tests done showed severe brain dysfunction.”

Tight security has been in place on the Car Street in Udupi, where the Pejawar Mutt and the Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple are located.

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First Published : 29 Dec 2019, 10:17:22 AM