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.
My best wishes to Shri @nstomar Ji on his birthday,current Minister of #RuralDevelopment, Panchayati Raj and Mines. May God bless you with a long and prosperous life and may you continue to work towards empowering every Indian @narendramodi @ChouhanShivraj @PrakashJavdekar pic.twitter.com/y1uoiiW2XL— Bhaiyyuji Maharaj (@bhaiyujimaharaj) June 12, 2018
"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.