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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Karnataka State chief B.S. Yediyurappa has declared a three-day state mourning and said the seer will be laid to rest with full state honours.

    One of the leading seers of India - Vishvesha Teertha Swami, the head of prominent organisation Pejavara Mutt and one of the Ashta Mathas (eight monastic establishments) in Karnataka's Udupi - breathed his last on Sunday. He was 88.

    The announcement of his death was made this morning.

    The famous seer had among his disciples and admirers many prominent names across the country. Many of them have been paying homage to the Swami who died of multiple organ failure.  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tribute, as he described the seer as “a powerhouse of service and spirituality, he continuously worked for a more just and compassionate society”.

    Home Minister Amit Shah described him as “an endless source of positivity”.

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also took to Twitter and described the seer’s life as “A life of dedication to spiritual upliftment and service for social causes”.

    ​Rahul Gandhi, a key politician from India’s main opposition party Congress also tweeted about the seer’s death.

    Various people also paid their tributes on social media.

    Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji, the revered and outspoken seer of Udupi’s Pejawar Mutt, passed away on Sunday morning after he was hospitalised on 20 December. He was 88.

    The Pejawar seer’s mortal remains will be kept at Ajjara Kaadu in #Udupi for public homage. pic.twitter.com/2EAbttQbeX

    — Mangalore City (@MangaloreCity) December 29, 2019

    May The Supreme Soul Lord Krishna grant The Great Seer a Divine Moksha! 🕉️ SHANTHI. pic.twitter.com/J3fpTkCNb9

    — Uma Shankar Mahato (@88umashankar) December 29, 2019

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