Indore: 12 June :- Controversial godman and spiritual leader Bhayyuji Maharaj committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon by shooting himself in the head with a gun. He was rushed to Bombay Hospital in Indore in a critical condition, where doctors later declared him dead.
The godman, who was the spiritual advisor so many politicians, was allegedly in a lot of stress and depression. He was reportedly unhappy over some family issue.
State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had offered him the position of a state minister, which he turned down.
Bhayyu Maharaj, whose original name is Uday Singh Deshmukh, shot himself here, Deputy Inspector Genaral (DIG) Indore H C Mishra told PTI.
He shot himself dead at 1:57 pm, nearly an hour after his last tweet below.
He is very popular across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
His ashram is situated in Indore city and top political leaders including Devendra Fadnavis, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar among others are his disciples.
He also played the role of a mediator when India Against Corruption (IAC) movement led by Anna Hazare was at its peak.