Jain Monk Tarun Sagar Dies At 51

Tarun Sagar had a massive following in the Jain community.

New Delhi: 

Jain Monk Tarun Sagar died this morning in Delhi. He was 51. Tarun Sagar breathed his last at about 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 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”.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted:

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condoled his death. “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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