New Delhi: Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati has passed away. He performed the last rites at 3.30 pm on Sunday at Jhoteshwar Paramhansi Ganga Ashram in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh.
He was 99 years old and had been ill for a long time. Recently on 3rd September, he celebrated his 99th birthday.
He was the Shankaracharya of Sharda Peeth of Dwarka and Jyotirmath Badrinath.
Shankaracharya fought a long legal battle for the construction of Ram temple. He also participated in the freedom movement.