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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat condoles death of Bhayyu Maharaj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the death of spiritual guru and said the organisation has lost its "very old friend".

Maharaj, who had refused to accept ministerial rank granted by the government over two months back, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in today, police said.

In a joint statement, and RSS said, "We pray for the peace of the departed soul and pay homages from the entire organisation."

Bhayyu Maharaj, whose original name was Uday Singh Deshmukh, was one of the five saints to whom the had granted (MoS) rank in April. However, he had refused to accept it saying "a post holds no importance for a saint".

He was very popular in and because of his spiritual and social works and enjoyed a large following among politicians and film stars.

His ashram is situated in city and top political leaders including Devendra Fadnavis, among others are his disciples.

He also played the role of a when Against Corruption (IAC) movement led by was at its peak.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 23:00 IST
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