Chennai: 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.
CM condoles death of Ramanuja Mutt chief
He was the Jeeyar (head) at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam, about 330 km from here.
Sri Ranga Narayana Jeeyar, 88, passed away on Wednesday in a private hospital in Tiruchirappalli, about 350 km from here.
He was unwell for 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.