Viswesha Tirtha Swamy, Beejawaram Mayor of Karnataka has passed away due to ill health.

Sri Vishwesh Tirtha Swamis is one of the most famous religious leaders of South India. He was the 33rd president of the Bijavaram monastery in Udupi, Karnataka.

He was admitted to the hospital in Manipur for treatment for the last few days. He was suffering from respiratory problems and passed away this morning without treatment. He was 88. Leaders including First Minister Yeddyurappa have condoled his death.