Kolkata, Apr 28: Hospitalised for over a year due to ailments related to old age, Ramakrishna Math and Mission President Swami Atmasthananda is in a critical condition. Monks of the Order, started by Swami Vivekananda, said Atmasthananda, 97, was put on ventilation yesterday following chest infection.
Now in the ICU of Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan hospital here, his condition is stated to be critical by doctors attending him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was thrice refused monkhood in his youth, counts him as his "Guru". When both of them were in Rajkot, Modi used to visit him often to seek spiritual guidance. Earlier this month, the PM went to see the ailing monk at the hospital which was his second such meeting.