Spiritualist Khemraj Keshavsharan no more

CHITWAN: A renowned spiritualist Khemraj Keshavsharan passed away due to multiple health complications on Wednesday night. He was 81.

He had been residing in Devghat Dham in Chitwan for the past three decades and was taken back to his Sifal-based home in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-7 following complications in his health, where he breathed his last at 10 pm, said his son Giridhar Upadhyay.

He had survived a fatal brain hemorrhage a month ago.

Keshavsharan is survived by his two daughters and two sons.

His final rites would be performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat tomorrow as the bereaved family has waiting for the arrival for his eldest son from the United States of America.

As per his will to spend last days in Devghat Dham, the Upadhyaya family had again brought Khemraj to the Devghat Dham on a helicopter some 26 days ago. He was on life support at the time.

The family decided to take him back home as excessive heat caused more problem in his health.

Born in Jante of Morang district, he had been staying in Devghat since 2035 BS.

He, who is also an interpreter of Sanatan Hindu philosophy, has penned over a three dozen of books.

He was a presenter of the programme on religious theme in the Radio Nepal for long.

Priests in the Devghat Dham, remembering him as a polyglot preacher, shared the experience of listening to him in Nepali, English, Sanskrit, Newari, Bengali and Marathi languages.