Ramakrishna Mutt Seer Swami Harshanand Maharaj died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Swami Harshananda Maharaj was one of the most senior seers of the Ramakrishna Mutt and also the president of the Ramakrishna Mutt since 1989.
Swami Harshananda had been suffering from age related health problems for the past few months and was on a wheelchair for the past few months, the ashram authorities said. He had worked in Mangalore, Mysore, Belur, and Allahabad Ramakrishna mutt including Bengaluru. Swami has written many books in Kannada, English, and Sanskrit. Among these, some of his works have also been translated into French, Korean and Indonesian. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Swami Harshananda, head of the Ramakrishna Math in Bengaluru. PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, “Swami Harshanandaji Maharaj of the Ramakrishna Math at Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, worked tirelessly for the betterment of society. His compassionate nature and insightful knowledge on a wide range of issues will never be forgotten. Condolences to his devotees. Om Shanti.”