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Spiritual guru Bhaiyuji Maharaj cremated

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Mortal remains of spiritual guru Bhaiyuji Maharaj, who allegedly committed suicide yesterday, were consigned to flames here today.

Kuhu (17), his daughter from the first wife, lit the funeral pyre amid chanting of vedic mantras at Meghdoot Crematorium in Vijay Nagar area in the city.

The 50-year-old spiritual leader, whose original name was Uday Singh Deshmukh, allegedly ended his life by shooting himself at his house here, police said.

was very popular in and because of his spiritual and social works.

He enjoyed a large following among politicians and film stars.

Most of leaders, including Devendra Fadnavis, former late Vilasrao Deshmukh and former used to pay obeisance to him.

He was one of the five Hindu religious leaders to whom the had granted (MoS) rank in April. However, Maharaj had refused to accept it, saying "a post holds no importance for a saint".

People from all walks of life attended the funeral ceremony.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:10 IST