Bhayyuji Maharaj funeral: Body brought to Indore ashram; thousands of followers, top politicians arrive

Bhaiyyuji Maharaj will be cremated at Indore's Suryoday Ashram on Wednesday, when the spiritual guru used to meet his followers. Bhaiyyuji's 18-year-old daughter Kuhu is expected to perform the last rites, however, clear details have not been shared by the family or the Suryoday Ashram. 

Bhayyuji Maharaj funeral: Body brought to Indore ashram; thousands of followers, top politicians arrive
Bhopal: Policemen outside the residence of Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a Madhya Pradesh-based spiritual guru who committed suicide by shooting himself in Bhopal on June 12, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

INDORE: Bhayyuji Maharaj will be cremated at Indore's Suryoday Ashram on Wednesday, when the spiritual guru used to meet his followers. Bhayyuji's 18-year-old daughter Kuhu is expected to perform the last rites, however, clear details have not been shared by the family or the Suryoday Ashram. 

A large number of supporters mourning his death will join the final march as his mortal remains are taken to his native village. 

Bhayyuji committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon by allegedly shooting himself in the head, leaving his followers stunned.

In his suicide note he said, "Somebody should be there to handle duties of family. I am leaving, to much stressed out. Fed up (sic)."

Bhayyuji was immensely popular across Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. His followers included top political leaders and Bollywood celebs.

Political leaders cutting across party lines expressed shock and grief over the "untimely" death of spiritual guru.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Devendra Fadnavi, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray are some of the leaders who tweeted on his demise.

Bhayyuji Maharaj, whose original name was Uday Singh Deshmukh, was one of the five 'saints' to whom the Shivraj Singh government in Madhya Pradesh had granted Minister of State (MoS) rank in April.

However, he had refused to accept it saying "a post holds no importance for a saint". 

With agency inputs

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