On October 11, 2005 WebIndia123 reported, "Eminent Jain saint Acharya Sri Sushilsuriswarji Maharaj died of old age at the Jain shrine at Chickpet here today. He was 90. Chief Minister N Dharam Singh, in his condolence message, said the Swami had immensely contributed to the harmonious development of the society. He was instrumental in maintaining cordial relationships among the followers of various faiths. 'In his death, we have lost a champion of peace and religious harmony,' he added."