Mahant Bhaskar Das, chief litigant Ram Janmbhoomi, dies of heart attack

New Delhi, Sep 16: On Saturday Mahant Bhaskar Das,89, the chief litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case and the sarpanch mahant (chief priest) of the Nirmohi Akhada, died on Saturday.

With his death, both the chief litigants in the case from the Hindu and Muslim sides have passed away. Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the case, died at the age of 95 in July 2016. Bhaskar Das' health started deteriorating on Friday evening and he was taken to the Harshan Heart Institute in Faizabad on Friday night after having severe breathing problems. He breathed his last around 3 am. In 1959 The Nirmohi Akhada priest had filed a claim for the Ramjanmboomi land's ownership.

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