Swami Dayanand Giri, the spiritual guru who was a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died yesterday.
He was shifted from the Jolly Grant, Himalayan Hospital to his Ashram in Sheeshamjhadi area of Rishikesh district of Uttarakhand.
Giri, 87, who has been ill for a long time, ten days back was admitted to the hospital.
In September, he was admitted to hospital for Hemodialysis.
Swami Dayanand was visited by PM Modi at his Ashram to enquire about his health on September 11.
He was shifted from the Jolly Grant, Himalayan Hospital to his Ashram in Sheeshamjhadi area of Rishikesh despite his steadily deteriorating condition of health.
He has been ill for a long time and was shifted hospital ten days back. Swami condition kept fluctuating all these days and was finally brought back to his place, also at his place condition was degenerating, he said.
Swami Dayanand health condition was enquired by PM Modi after a visit at his Ashram on September 11.
Giri is a teacher Coimbatore’s Arsh Vidya Gurukulam Rishikesh’s Dayanand Saraswati Ashramand. His ashram has more than 100 centres here in the country with major ashrams at Coimbatore, Rishikesh and Nagpur.
Modi Guru had established All India Movement for Seva in 2000 and has been awarded by United Nations in 2005.