President of Balaram Mandir passes away
Kolkata: Swami Putanandaji (Kalipada Maharaj), president of Balaram Mandir died at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan on Monday evening.
He was 92-year-old and had been suffering from liver cancer for the past few months. His mortal remains will be kept at Balaram Mandir on Monday night to facilitate the devotees to show respect to the departed soul.
He will be cremated at the Belur Math on Tuesday. Swami Putanandaji was well known for his simplicity and organizational capacity. One of the senior monks of the Ramakrishna Order, he had served at various centres of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He was the head of Balaram Mandir, one of the important centres of RKM for more than a decade.