Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Mahant Avaidyanath, saying "he will be remembered for his patriotic zeal and determined efforts to serve society."
    
"Saddened over the demise of Mahant Avaidyanath ji. He will be remembered for his patriotic zeal and determined efforts to serve society," the Prime Minister said.
    
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and UP BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai also condoled his death.

Mahant Avaidyanath was the chief of Gorakhnath Peeth. He passed away at the Peeth hospital, where he was admitted Friday evening after being brought from Gurgaon.
    
According to a release from the Gorakhnath Peeth, Mahant Avaidnath breathed his last around 8.30 PM. His body will be kept at the Gorakhnath Temple for last 'darshan' tomorrow, it said.
    
Condoling the death, Laxmikant Bajpai said it is a great loss.

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