New Delhi: Baba Hardev Singh, leader of the Nirankari sect or Sant Nirankari Mission, passed away on Friday.
Baba Hardev Singh died in a car accident in Canada's Montreal.
Here are a few things you should know about him and the sect:
- Baba Hardev Singh was born on February 23, 1954 in Delhi.
- He did his early schooling at Rosary Public School, Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi.
- Post schooling, he studied at the Delhi University.
- Baba Hardev Singh joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member in 1971.
- He had married Savinder Kaur in 1975 during the annual Nirankari Sant Samagam in Delhi.
- He succeeded as the leader or "Satguru" of the Nirankari sect following the assassination of his father, who was the head at that time, in 1980.
- Sant Nirankari Mission was established in 1929 by Baba Buta Singh.
- The Mission shifted its base to Delhi from West Punjab, after the Partition in 1947.