Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the demise of Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and said that the Kerala seer, deeply attached to India and Charter, will continue to inspire generations.
“We can at all times take note Pujya Kesavananda Bharati Ji for his contributions towards community service and empowering the downtrodden. He used to be deeply attached to India’s rich culture and our great Charter. He’s going to continue to inspire generations,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
The 79-year-old seer Bharati died because of age-related ailments on Sunday at the Edaneer Mutt, which used to be headed by him for more than five decades.
Bharati is recognised as the petitioner in a landmark judgment provided by Supreme Court on the celebrated doctrine of basic constitution of the Charter.
The case in which Bharati had challenged Kerala Land Reform laws almost four decades ago set the precept that the Supreme Court is the guardian of the basic constitution of the Charter and the judgement involved 13 judges, the largest bench ever to take a seat in the apex court.
(With inputs from PTI)