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Last rites of Bhaiyyuji Maharaj held

IANS  |  Indore 

The last rites of Madhya Pradesh-based Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, who shot himself on Tuesday due to family tension, were held on Wednesday with his daughter lighting the funeral pyre.

His body was brought to the cremation ground from the Suryoday Ashram, in a flower-bedecked open truck, with his followers having erected platforms on the route to pay their last respects.

Earlier this morning, the body of the model-turned-spiritual guru was taken from his residence to the ashram for people to pay their last respects. Among those who did were and

(real name Uday Rao Deshmukh), who had prominent followers from different political parties, committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence.

A suicide note mentioned that he took the extreme step due to "stress".

According to information now coming to light, there were major differences between Bhaiyyuji Maharaj's second wife and (from his first wife, now deceased) and this had caused tension between him and his wife. has also blamed her stepmother for her father's suicide.

The 50-year-old guru was recently given the status of a by the government in a controversial decision but had declined to accept it.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 16:56 IST
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