Swami Atmasthananda, the fifteenth president of the Ramakrishna Math has passed away.
Swami Atmasthananda Maharaj is believed to have initiated PM Narendra Modi into politics.
PM Modi condoles the death of Swami, In a statement, He said, “The demise of Swami Atmasthananda ji is a personal loss for me. I lived with him during a very important period of my life. Swami Atmasthananda ji was blessed with immense knowledge & wisdom. Generations will remember his exemplary personality. Whenever I would visit Kolkata, I would always make it a point to seek the blessings of Swami Atmasthananda ji. As President of Ramakrishna Mission set up by Swami Vivekananda, Swami Atmasthananda ji worked tirelessly & spread its influence globally.”.
Swami Atmasthananda (98) today passed away at the Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan hospital in Kolkata.