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, Giri was found hanging.
A 5-page suicide note has also been recovered where he has held one of his disciples, Anand Giri, responsible for his death, police said.
अखिल भारतीय अखाड़ा परिषद के अध्यक्ष पूज्य नरेंद्र गिरी जी का निधन, अपूरणीय क्षति!
ईश्वर पुण्य आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान व उनके अनुयायियों को यह दुख सहने की शक्ति प्रदान करें।
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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav consoled his death in a tweet. “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”.
Late Mahant Narendra Giri had welcomed the Allahabad High Court order to observe the cow as a national animal and had urged the Modi government to frame a law on the same.