Mahant Das,Main Litigant In Ayodhya Babri Masjid Case Dies

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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

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All shops in the Hanumangarhi area here have downed their shutters as a mark of respect for Mr Das.

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