New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today expressed grief over the demise of Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th Shankaracharya of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided

The 82-year-old seer passed away today morning in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu following a cardiac arrest. Also Read - Delhi MCD Election Results 2021 Updates: AAP Wins 4 Seats, Congress 1; Kejriwal, Sisodia Laud Victory

“I m saddened to hear about the death of Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham,” Gandhi tweeted. Also Read - Priyanka Gandhi Gets Late For Assam Rally, Runs To Stage; BJP Says 'Congress Always Late' | VIDEO

Gandhi noted that the Shankaracharya was revered by lakhs of believers across the world for his teachings.

“May his soul rest in peace,” the Congress chief said. PTI ENM ENM MIN MIN

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