New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mourned the death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, whom he considered as his guru.
"Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji's demise is a personal loss. I pray that his soul attains eternal peace," Modi wrote on Twitter, soon after he landed in New York today.
"My thoughts are with the countless people inspired by Dayananda Saraswati ji. He was a powerhouse of knowledge, spirituality & service," Modi said.
The spiritual guru had been ailing for a long time and breathed his last yesterday.
On September 11, Modi had travelled to Rishikesh to meet Swami Dayananda Saraswati to enquire his health.