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Joona Akhada Seer, Who Attended Haridwar Kumbh Mela, Dies from Coronavirus in Uttarakhand

File photo of Kumbh Mela from Haridwar.

File photo of Kumbh Mela from Haridwar.

At least six seers has died from coronavirus after attending the Haridwar Kumbh, which was visited by lakhs of people amid apprehensions that it may prove to be a super spreader in view of a surge in coronavirus cases.

A seer from the Joona Akhada, Mahant Vimal, died from coronavirus at a hospital here. The 45-year-old seer died on Thursday. He was buried at the Srimanta Prem Giri Ashram in Haridwar's Kangdi village on Saturday.

Rabindranand Saraswati from the Joona Akhada said the seer had been associated with the body for the past two decades and was made its "mahamandaleshwar" at the recently concluded Haridwar Kumbh. At least six seers has died from coronavirus after attending the Haridwar Kumbh, which was visited by lakhs of people amid apprehensions that it may prove to be a super spreader in view of a surge in coronavirus cases.

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