Karnataka's Lingayat Mutt appoints Muslim man as next pontiff
The Murugharajendra Koraneshwara Shantidhama mutt in Asuti village in Gadag has appointed Diwan Sharief Rahimansab Mulla, a 33-year-old Muslim man, to be their main priest, who will take charge on February 26. "Principles are important, not the individual. Those who nurture the principles, whichever caste he's born into, we welcome them. When someone is born, there is no caste," pontiff of the Khajuri Mutt said.