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Sankaracharya receives visitors in Vellore jail

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VELLORE, NOV. 24. The Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, arrested in the Sankararaman murder case and lodged in the central prison here, received a spate of visitors on Wednesday. He ate normal food and was in good health, said those who met him.

Among those who met the Acharya today were his younger brother and Editor of Amara Bharathi, Viswanathan; the Sankara Mutt manager, Sundaresa Iyer and the Vice-Chancellor of the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwa Maha Vidyalaya (Deemed University), Jaishankar. The Sankaracharya has reportedly discussed the mutt affairs with Mr. Sundaresa Iyer and Mr. Viswanathan. The latter told newspersons outside the jail that the Sankaracharya was in good health. Dr. Jaishankar said that the Acharya has advised his followers and devotees to pray and not to worry about him.

Besides V. Krishnaswamy, Sankara Mutt advocate from Thanjavur, two other advocates from Hyderabad and Villupuram also met the Sankaracharya.

Vazhappadi Rama Sugandan, the national secretary of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party and son of the late Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president, Vazhappadi Ramamoorthy, he did not get permission from the jail authorities to meet the Sankaracharya.

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