Ay­o­d­hya case chief lit­i­gant dies at 89

The Asian Age - - Nation - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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