Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s spiritual guru Swami Dayanand Giri passed away at his Ashram in Sheeshamjhadi, Rishikesh after a prolonged illness. He was 87. PM Modi had recently met him on September 11.
Swami Dayanand Giri was being treated at Jollygrant Himalayan Hospital. After getting a 10-day treatment, he was brought back to the Ashram after the Doctors gave up.
PM Modi, who is on a U.S. visit, condoled the demise of his Guru. “Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji’s demise is a personal loss. I pray that his soul attains eternal peace”, he tweeted.
“My thoughts are with the countless people inspired by Dayananda Saraswati ji. He was a powerhouse of knowledge, spirituality & service”, he further added.