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Jain monk Tarun Sagar dies at 51, PM Modi, President Kovind offer condolences

Born on June 26, 1967, in Madhya Pradesh, the renowned Digambar Jain monk has a huge following in the Jain community. He was popularly known for his sermons titled ‘Kadve Pravachan’.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2018 12:20 IST
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Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Delhi’s Radhapuri temple after a prolonged illness.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Delhi’s Radhapuri temple after a prolonged illness.

The 51-year-old seer, who was suffering from jaundice and other ailments, breathed his last at around 3 am. He was earlier admitted to a private medical centre in Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over his demise and said that he will always be remembered for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to the society.

“Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Modi said the Jain monk’s noble teachings will continue to inspire people.

President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed grief over Muni Tarun Sagar’s demise. “Our country has lost a well-respected spiritual leader. My condolences to his countless followers,” he tweeted.

Home minister Rajnath Singh also condoled the demise of the Jain monk.

Born on June 26, 1967, in Dahoh district of Madhya Pradesh, the renowned Digambar Jain monk has a huge following in the Jain community. He was popularly known for his sermons titled ‘Kadve Pravachan’. He accepted celibacy and decided to lead a life of a monk in the year 1981.

His last rites will be performed in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar later in the day.

First Published: Sep 01, 2018 10:30 IST