The Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Rajasthan's Alwar, Mahant Chandnath has breathed his last at the age of 61, news agency ANI reported on Sunday morning.
Latest media reports suggest that Chandnath's last rites will take place at his 'math' located in Haryana's Rohtak district at 4 PM on Sunday. The BJP MP was under observation at Delhi's Apollo Hospital and he passed away on Saturday at 11:45 PM.
"All the events of the day in the district have been canceled following Chandnath's death," BJP district head of Alwar was quoted while interacting with reporters.
Chandnath headed the Nath sect of Hinduism and was also the chancellor of the Mast Nath University. He won the by-election for the very first time in 2014 from Rajasthan's Behror seat.
In 2014, he defeated incumbent Congress candidate Jitendra Singh and won the Alwar seat from Rajasthan in the parliamentary elections.
In February 2017, Chandnath was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) by a Haryana court for criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.
BJP MP from Alwar, Mahant Chandnath passes away at the age of 61. (File Pic) pic.twitter.com/d1lBGp0IHx— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017