Jayendra Saraswathi (Shankaracharya) Age, Death Cause, Family, Biography & More

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi

Real NameSubramanyam Mahadeva Iyer
Profession 69th Pontiff of the Kanchi monastery
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 July 1935
Birth PlaceIrulneeki, Thiruvarur
Date of Death28 February 2018
Place of DeathKanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)
Age (at the time of death) 82 Years
Death CauseCardiac arrest
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
Nationality Indian
HometownThiruvarur (Tamil Nadu)
Educational QualificationVedic Education
AddressKanchi Kamakoti Peetham 1, Salai Street, Ennaikaran, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Controversies• In 2004, he was accused of the murder of a Kancheepuram temple accountant Sankarraman.
Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi
• In 2002, he was charged allegedly to assault an auditor.
ParentsFather- Not known
Mother- Not known
BrotherM.K. Raghu
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried (celibate)

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi

  • On 22 March 1954, at the age of 19, he was appointed as a 69th successor to the Mutt and was given the title ‘Sri Jayendra Saraswathi’ by Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamigal. Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi
  • He had good knowledge of the Vedanta, Rig Veda, Upanishads, Nyaya, Vyakarana, Tarka shastras and other Hindu scriptures. Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi
  • He lived an austere life with minimal eating, less sleeping and avoiding other material pleasures.
  • On 22 March 1994, he became the Peetathipathi of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham after the death of Peethathipathi, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal.
  • His math (monastery) runs several schools, hospitals, eye clinics, and public welfare institutions.
  • He fought against untouchability and social inequality to bring reforms in the society.
  • He liked to travel in a private aircraft with his close associates.
  • He had good relationships with the political leader like Jayalalithaa the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • In 2002, in an interview, he called the Babri Masjid ‘just a vijayastambham’ (a victory pillar) and said that the Ayodhya dispute was possible to resolve outside the court.
  • In 2016, he was acquitted of the murder case of Sankarraman, an accountant in his math.
  • Due to breathing problems, he was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre close to the Kamakshi Amman temple, where he left his body on 28th February 2018.