Monday, January 6, 2014

Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission founder Swami Nityananda Maharaj passes away


Swami Nityananda Maharaj, founder secretaryof Ramakrishana Vivekananda Mission in Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas, passed away on Sunday. He was 82 and suffering from kidney—related ailments. Sources at the monastic order, which he founded in 1976, said he was admitted at AIIMS in Delhi recently and had recovered somewhat, before returning to Barrackpore.
President Pranab Mukherjee sent a message saying that since one does not mourn the death of a monk who has renounced the world, he would take this opportunity to hope that the work initiated by him expands manifold in the coming days.