Spiritual guru Bhayyuji Maharaj dead
Bhayyuji Maharaj acted as a mediator during the 2011 anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal
Mumbai: Bhayyuji Maharaj, a self-styled spiritual leader, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself in the head in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.
Reports suggest Bhayyuji Maharaj, whose real name is Uday Singh Deshmukh, shot himself over "domestic issues". He was taken to Bombay hospital in Indore.
The spiritual guru was known for his links with influential politicians and businessmen. He reportedly counted Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar among his followers. He was popular in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Bhayyuji Maharaj acted as a mediator during the 2011 anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal.
Scores of his supporters crowded outside the hospital waiting for news on his condition.
Bhayyuji Maharaj, who had an ashram in Indore, was among the five religious leaders given the status of minister by the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh.