Swami Atmasthananda President of Ramakrishna Mission no more
Eight decades of service, ten years of order
The 15th president of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Atmasthananda, passed away at 5.30pm today after a long illness. He was 98.
The monk, President Maharaj to tens of thousands of devotees since December 2007, had been undergoing treatment for age-related ailments at Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan since February 2015. His condition worsened yesterday and he was put on ventilator.
As news of his death spread, hundreds of followers thronged the hospital premises to pay their final respects.
Sanjay M Bhaire
(The author is Editor-In-Chief, Across States)
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