Self-styled godman Premananda passes away

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 16:26

Chennai: Self-styled godman Premananda,
convicted for rape and murder, died at a private hospital
here o Monday.

The 60-year-old Premananda, serving a double life-term for
rape and murder at his ashram in Tiruchirappalli in the early
90s, was not keeping well for some time and had been admitted
for a liver transplant, police said.

A controversial figure, the Sri Lankan born self-styled
godman had moved to India in the early 80s and established an
ashram at Tiruchirappalli.

Some Tamil films also had characters loosely based on him.

His devotees had claimed he had been framed and had even
launched campaigns, seeking justice for him.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 16:26

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