Kanchi Sankara Mutt pontiff Jayendra Saraswathi dead

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Chennai: Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi arrives at Madras High Court in connection with auditor Radhakrishnan assault case in Chennai, on March 28, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

 Kanchipuram, Feb 28 : Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt in Kanchipuram passed away here on Wednesday in a private hospital. He was 82.

The pontiff was ailing for some time. He was admitted to the private hospital early on Wednesday, an official said.