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Mahant Narendra Giri’s last rites today; recorded a video before death: Sources

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Mahant Narendra Giri, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, had recorded a video before his death,” his disciple Nirbhay Dwivedi told India Today TV. He said the video is with the police and the content is being investigated.

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Nirbhay Dwivedi said the content of the video was similar to what was found in the suicide note — in which the seer had mentioned the names of the people allegedly troubling him.

“I lived with dignity, will not be able to live with insult, this is why I am taking my own life,” the suicide letter read, according to IG KP Singh. In the 7-8 page long letter, the seer also wrote that he was upset for a number of reasons and thus decided to end his life.

Mahant Narendra Giri’s demise extremely painful: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death, saying the mahant played an important role in bringing together different streams of seer bodies while remaining dedicated to spiritual traditions. His demise is extremely painful, he tweeted.

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Public darshan after 11:30 AM

According to a notice issued by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the mortal remains of Narendra Giri will be kept for darshan by the general public from 11.30 am onwards at the Baghambari Math.

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Adityanath, Akhilesh to visit Prayagraj

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh will be visiting Prayagraj to pay their respects to the deceased seer. Samajwadi Party national president and former CM Akhilesh Yadav will also visit Prayagraj to pay respects to Narendra Giri.

Last rites to be performed today

The last rites of Mahant Narendra Giri will be performed today after the arrival of office bearers of the Akhara Parishad. He was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Baghambari Math located residence on Monday. A suicide note was recovered in which the name of his disciples, Anand Giri and two others were mentioned.

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