On Tuesday Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, spiritual guru committed suicide by shooting himself in Indore. He was admitted to the Bombay hospital in critical condition.
He was one of the five spiritual leaders who was accorded minister of state status by the Madhya Pradesh government but had refused to accept car & other facilities.
Harinarayanchari Mishra, DIG of Indore told that the spiritual leader shot himself at his residence. He said the family dispute is believed to be the reason behind the spiritual leader taking the extreme step.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj who was a son of zamindar and a former model, whose real name is Udaysingh Deshmukh, was known for his opulent lifestyle. Always elegantly dressed, he operated from a sprawling ashram at Indore, travelled in a white Mercedes SUV with a small band of followers and stayed in lavish resorts during his trips.
He played an important mediator role in persuading Anna Hazare to call off his fast for Lokpal in 2011.