Ayodhya: Mahant Bhaskar Das, one of the oldest litigants in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, died of illness this morning in Ayodhya. He was 89 years old.
Last year , Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the case, had died. He was 96. Mahant Bhaskar Das was admitted to a private medical facility on Tuesday following breathing problems where he later suffered a brain stroke.
He headed the Nirmohi Akhara, founded in the 1700s , and one of the 14 monastic orders recognised by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, which is the apex body for such orders
All shops in the Hanumangarhi area here have downed their shutters as a mark of respect for Mr Das.