Spiritual leader Bhaiyyu ji Maharaj, who was recently accorded a cabinet rank by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has ended his life by shooting himself in Indore.
A former model, Maharaj has recently got married. According to police, Maharaj shot himself in his head. Speaking to News18, IG Indore Ajay Sharma confirmed the news of his death. Police are, however, ascertaining facts related to his death.
He was admitted at Bombay Hospital, where he reportedly succumbed to his injuries. A suicide note left by him said, “Somebody should be there to handle the duties of my family. I am leaving, so much stressed out. Fed up.”
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In April he was accorded a cabinet rank by Shivraj government, but he had refused the offer. “A post holds no importance for a saint. All he has ought to think of is service to the people. When a post or status does not touch your mind, intellect or conscience, why think about it, the news agency IANS had quoted him as saying.
Demanding a CBI inquiry into Maharaj’s death, Manak Aggrawal of Congress said, “Madhya Pradesh government had put pressure on him to accept privileges & support the government, which he refused to do. He was under a lot of mental pressure. CBI probe should be done.”
In May last year, the self-styled guru was caught in controversy after an actor, Mallika Rajput, sensationally accused him of cheating on her. Rajput, who had recently quit BJP saying that the party shielded rapists, had alleged, “Bhaiyyu Maharaj is a trcikster. I have worked hard and wrote a book on him. He has its 950 copies with him for two and a half years.
“He had kept me in an illusion and now calls me from different numbers. Do not trust him. I will send him a court notice for not returning my book. I have his letter too. He is a puppet of lies and nothing else.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari paid his condolences to Maharaj’s death.
आध्यात्मिक गुरु श्री भय्यूजी महाराज यांच्या निधनाची दु:खद बातमी कळली. त्यांच्याशी माझे व्यक्तिगत जिव्हाळ्याचे संबंध होते. त्यांचा हा अकाली मृत्यु मनाला चटका लावणारा आहे. माझी विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि.
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 12, 2018
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan too condoled his death.
संत भय्यूजी महाराज को सादर श्रद्धांजलि। देश ने संस्कृति, ज्ञान और सेवा की त्रिवेणी व्यक्तित्व को खो दिया। आपके विचार अनंत काल तक समाज को मानवता की सेवा के मार्ग पर चलने के लिए प्रेरित करेंगे।
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 12, 2018