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Mahant Narendra Giri's death: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles Akhara Parishad chief's demise

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New Delhi, Sep 20: Mahant Narendra Giri, the president of All-India Akhara Parishad, was found dead at his residence at Baghambari Math in Prayagaraj in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The police are suspecting it to be a case of suicide.

Mahant Narendra Giris death: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles Akhara Parishad chiefs demise
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KP Singh, IG Prayagraj, said that the cops have recovered a suicide note in which it is mentioned that Giri was dying by suicide. "We've also found a suicide note in which he has mentioned that he died by suicide & he was unhappy with one of his disciples. We're investigating the matter. We'll release the suicide note after forensic investigation of it," ANI quotes him as saying.

Adding further, the IG said, "I won't be able to say anything without investigation. We received a call from ashram that maharaj has hanged himself from a fan. Prima facie, it's a case of suicide. I appeal all of you to maintain peace,"

The All India Akhara Parishad is the largest organisation of saints in India. Allahabad's City Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar Singh said the mahant was found hanging in his room.

Several police and administrative officials have rushed to the Math after coming to know of his death and camping outside it. No one except the police is currently being allowed inside the Math. Giri was also the head of Niranjani Akahara.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mourned the death of Mahant Narendra Giri calling it "extremely saddening". He said that he played a big role in connecting many streams of 'Sant Samaj' together while being devoted to spiritual traditions.

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