Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of renowned Sanskrit scholar Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya and said he will be remembered for his great contributions to literature.
Mr Govindacharya died at his residence at Ambalpady in Udupi on Sunday due to age-related illness, family sources said. He was 85.
“Vidyavachaspati Bannanje Govindacharya Ji will be remembered for his great contributions to literature. His passion towards Sanskrit and Kannada were admirable,” Prime Minister Modi said.
“His works will continue influencing the future generations. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” the prime minister tweeted.