Acharya Shree Purushottam Priyadasji Swamishree passed away due to COVID-19. He was the head of Swaminarayan Sanstha. He was the fifth heir in the lineage of ascetic acharyas. He was presently incumbent Acharya of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.
Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj has not appointed his successor. Following the process stated in this Sant-Parshad Mandal Bandharan, the senior saints with the unanimous support of all other saints appointed Sadguru Shastri Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swami to be the spiritual heir of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi.