New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away here on Saturday after a prolonged illness, sources said.
He was 51.
The sources said he died at 0300 hrs at Radhapuri Jain Temple in Krishna Nagar of east Delhi after a prolonged battle with jaundice.
Born on June 26, 1967, in Dahoh district of Madhya Pradesh, Tarun Sagar has a huge following in the Jain community.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh , Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu condoled the death of the Jain monk.
‘Pained to hear of the death of Jain Muni Tarun Sagar. Known for his ‘Kadwe pravachan’, he spread the message of peace and non violence in society. My deepest condolences to his followers, ‘President Kovind said.
“Deeply pained by the untimely demise of Muni Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples,’the Prime Minister said in his condolence message.