Nation has lost great spiritual leader in Shivakumara Swami: RSS chief


Team Udayavani, Jan 22, 2019, 4:15 AM IST

New Delhi/ Tumakuru: Stating that the nation had lost a great spiritual leader, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday, January expressed grief on the passing away of Shivakumara Swami of Sri Siddaganga Mutt. 

“I am deeply grieved by the passing away of Jagadguru Parampujya Dr Shivakumara Swami of Sri Siddaganga Mutt, who was considered as verily the God walking on earth,” he said in a statement. 

“Our nation in general and Hindu Society, in particular, has lost a great spiritual leader and social reformer par excellence,” he added. The 111-year-old head of Siddaganga Mutt passed away on Monday in Tumkur in Karnataka. 

“Our second Sarasanghchalak Parampujya Guruji was very close to Swamiji and shared with him many spiritual and social concerns of our nation and society,” the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief said. 

“RSS remembers with deep reverence the long association it had with Swamiji and the guidance he gave us,” Bhagwat added. “I also with all humility and respect, remember the close association with Swamiji. On behalf of RSS and myself I offer my revered homage to the departed great soul,” he added.

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