Ayodhya case chief litigant dies at 89
Mahant Bhaskar Das, the chief litigant in the Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid case and the chief priest of the Nirmohi Akhada, died on Saturday morning. He was 89.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed condolences on the demise of the seer. Nirmohi Akhara is one of the three claimants to the disputed site in Ayodhya.
Mahant Bhaskar Das was taken to the Harshan Heart Institute in Faizabad on Friday night after having severe breathing problems.
According to reports, Mr Das collapsed following the third heart attack. He had already suffered two attacks in the year 2003 and 2007.
Mahant Bhaskar Das was born in Gorakhpur’s Ranideeh in 1929.
He came to Ayodhya in 1946 and became part of the Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid case in 1949.
With his death, both the chief litigants in the case from the Hindu and Muslim sides have passed away.