Rohtak (Haryana) [India], September 17 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday paid his tributes to Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Mahant Chandnath, who recently passed away after prolonged illness.
Adityanath he said that Chandnath will be remembered for his rich social work.
Talking to the media at Chandnath's last rites in Rohtak, "He was like my guru and brother. On behalf of 22 crore Uttar Pradesh people, I pay homage to MP Mahant Chandnath who will be remembered for his contribution for the developmental works. He established many educations, health centers in Haryana and Rajasthan state respectively. He also established Baba Mastnath University."
"I pray Almighty Baba Mastnath to give enough strength to his family members to overcome this situation. May his soul rest in peace," he added.
Chandnath took his last breath on Saturday at around 11:45 p.m. at Delhi's Apollo Hospital.
The BJP District Head of Alwar further informed ANI that all the events of the day in the district were cancelled following Chandnath's death.
Chandnath headed the Nath sect of Hinduism and was also the chancellor of the Mast Nath University.
Chandnath first won the by-elections in 2014 from Rajasthan's Behror seat.
In 2014, he defeated Jitendra Singh of the Congress to became a MP from Alwar.
In February 2017, Chandnath was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) by a Haryana court for criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy. (ANI)