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Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, Self-styled Godman Tweets, Union Minister before shooting himself dead

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 June 2018, 15:35 IST

Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a self-styled Godman and a former model shot himself dead. Maharaj was recenlty married, was among the five Sadhus who were awarded Minister of State status by Madhya Pradesh government, shot himself in his head. Speaking to News18, IG Indore Ajay Sharma confirmed the news of his death. Police are, however, ascertaining facts related to his death.

He was admitted at a hospital in Mumbai Hospital in Indore, where he reportedly succumbed to his injuries.

 Just hours before committing suicide, Bhaiyyuji Maharaj tweeted birthday greetings to Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union minister for rural development, panchayat raj and mines.

"A post holds no importance for a saint", the news agency IANS quoted him as saying. "All he has 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."

In April he was accorded a cabinet rank by Shivraj government, but he had refused the offer. “A post holds no importance for a saint. All he has 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, the news agency IANS had quoted him as saying.

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First published: 12 June 2018, 15:32 IST
 
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