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Jain Monk Tarun Sagar Dies At 51; PM Modi, Leaders Pay Tribute

Jain Monk Tarun Sagar Dies At 51; PM Modi, Leaders Pay Tribute


Jain monk Tarun Sagar died this morning in Delhi. He was 51. Tarun Sagar died around 3 am at Radhapuri Jain temple situated in Krishna Nagar area of east Delhi, reports said.
Tarun Sagar had a massive following in the Jain community. According to reports, he was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago after he was diagnosed with jaundice.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tarun Sagar will be "remembered for his rich ideals and contribution to 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," PM Modi tweeted.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condoled his demise "Pained to hear the sad demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. His teachings and ideals will always inspire humanity," he tweeted.

Born in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district on June 26, 1967, Tarun Sagar's original name was Pawan Kumar Jain.

Tarun Sagar was greatly respected by various politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

In 2016, Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani was criticised for his scathing remarks questioning Tarun Sagar's lecture at Haryana Assembly.

After a barrage of criticism and a court case, Mr Dadlani had tendered an apology to the Jain monk on Twitter.

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