Last rites of Swami Dayanand Giri performed in Rishikesh

Rishikesh, Sept. 25 (ANI): The last rites of Swami Dayanand Giri, who was also a guru of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were performed here in Uttarakhand on Friday.

Prime Minister Modi had yesterday condoled the demise of his guru, saying it is a personal loss.

“Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji’s demise is a personal loss. I pray that his soul attains eternal Peace,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

“My thoughts are with the countless people inspired by Dayananda Saraswati ji. He was a power house of knowledge, spirituality and service,” he added.

Saraswati passed away at his ashram at around 10.20 p.m. on Tuesday night. He had been critical for the last three days. His last rites would take place on Friday.

Prime Minister Modi had met his guru during his visit to Uttarakhand on September 11. (ANI)

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