TN CM condoles death of Ramanuja Mutt chief
Chennai, July 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday condoled the passing away of Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar, the 50th pontiff of Sri Ramanuja Mutt in Srirangam.
In a statement issued here, Palaniswami condoled the death of the pontiff, saying that he was grieved on hearing the news.
Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar, 88, passed away on Wednesday in a private hospital in Tiruchirappalli, about 350 km from here. He was unwell from the past week.
The Chief Minister said that the Jeeyar had started his service to God as a priest in a temple in Coimbatore. He became the 50th pontiff of Sri Ramanuja Mutt at the age of 60.