Jain Muni Tarun Sagar passed away this morning on Saturday after prolonged illness in Delhi. He was 51 years of age.
Sagar had been admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after his medical state critical. He was known to be suffering from jaundice since 14 days before he said no to further treatment a few days back.
After he was admitted to the hospital, a number of Jain monks from the nation travelled to pay a visit to him. Being internationally acclaimed, Sagar was most popular for his lecture series known as ‘Kadve Pravachan’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on the demise of the religious leader, taking cognizance of his contribution to the society.
Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples. pic.twitter.com/lodXhHNpVK
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 1, 2018
Rajnath Singh, Union Minister too, expressed his grief saying that the monk’s untimely death has left him shocked.
जैन मुनि श्रद्धेय तरुण सागर जी महाराज के असामयिक महासमाधि लेने के समाचार से मैं स्तब्ध हूँ। वे प्रेरणा के स्रोत, दया के सागर एवं करुणा के आगार थे। भारतीय संत समाज के लिए उनका निर्वाण एक शून्य का निर्माण कर गया है। मैं मुनि महाराज के चरणों में अपनी श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करता हूँ।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 1, 2018
Minister of commerce and industry and civil aviation, stated that Tarun Sagar’s demise was a personal loss to him given that he knew him and was blessed by him.
Extremely sad,earn about untimely, unfortunate
Jain Muni #TarunSagar’s passing away,early hours today. He was only 51years old.His short life will always be remembered for his rich contribution to society.Its personal loss to me, having known him very closely,blessed by him
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) September 1, 2018