February 28, 2017
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Wednesday condoled the
demise of Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt Kanchipuram
in Tamil Nadu.
"Grieved to know about demise of Kanchi Seer Jayendra Saraswathi. People will always be thankful for the educational institutes he started and some humanitarian programmes for the underprivileged. My humble prayers for his departed soul. Om Shanti," Bhandarkar tweeted.
Saraswathi passed away in Kanchipuram in a private hospital where he was admitted early on Wednesday. The 82-year-old pontiff was ailing for some time.