Indore : Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a spiritual leader with a strong following in Maharashtra, committed suicide in Indore on Tuesday. Madhya Pradesh DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra confirmed that the spiritual leader committed suicide by shooting himself.
After hearing about the news of his death, hundreds of his supporters gathered outside Indore's Bombay Hospital where he was admitted. According to TV reports, he was brought dead to the hospital.
Bhaiyyuji, who is originally from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, was close to many political leaders. Bhaiyyuji, originally Udaysinh Deshmukh, was the founder of institutions like Shri Sadguru Datta Dharmik Evam Parmarthik Trust, Suryodaya Ashram.
He had refused to accept the minister of state status conferred on him by the Madhya Pradesh government. Earlier, he was quoted by the news agency IANS as saying "A post holds no importance for a saint. All he 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."