Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri was found dead on Monday. Giri’s body was found in Baghambari mutt in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj. According to initial reports, he was found hanging.
A 5-page suicide note has also been recovered where he has held one of his disciples responsible for his death, police said.
Giri was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh after testing Covid positive in April this year. He later recovered and was subsequently discharged from the hospital.
Among first, Uttar Pradesh former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav consoled his death. “All India Akhara Parishad President Pujya Narendra Giri ji passed away, irreparable loss! May God grant the virtuous soul a place at his feet and strength to his followers to bear this sorrow. Heartfelt tribute,” Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh said in a tweet condoling Narendra Giri’s demise.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also expressed his condolences. “Received sad information about the departure of revered saint Mahant Narendra Giri Ji Maharaj, president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad. The contribution made by Pujya Swamiji, who dedicated his life for the cause of Sanatan Dharma, in the welfare of the society will always be remembered. May God place his soul at his feet,” he tweeted.