Head of Lingayat community Mahant Shivakumar Swamy of Siddaganga Mutt passes away at an age of 111.
Famous religious teachers of the Lingayat community and Mahant Shivakumar Swamy of Siddaganga Mutt has died at the age of 111. Due to illness, he was kept on the ventilator. Swamiji was on the ventilator for the last 15 days. ‘Expressing deep sorrow over his demise, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that Swami Ji died at 11.44 am. His funeral will be done on Tuesday, after around four and a half hours.
Kumaraswamy said that Mahant Shivkumar was the living God. What they did for the country cannot be expressed in words. The country has a huge roof after their departure. On his death, a three-day state mourning has been announced in the state. Also, one day holiday has been announced in schools, colleges
On his demise, PM Modi expressed his sadness and said that he also got the privilege of receiving the blessings of Shri Shiv Kumar Swami once he went to
At the same time, President Ramnath Kovind said that the spiritual leader is very sad due to the demise of Dr. Shree Shree Sivakumar Swami Ji. He has contributed a lot to society especially towards health and education. My condolences to their countless followers.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has requested the Indian government to give Bharat Ratna to Swami Sivakumar. He has described Swami as a great person.