Spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj who killed himself on Tuesday left a suicide note. Maharaj stated he was “stressed” and “fed up” of life in the note.
He started the note by saying, “Somebody should be there to handle duties of family (sic.)” The 50 year old man further wrote, “I am leaving to much stressed out, fed up (sic.)”
After the suicide note came to light, the police said the guru’s family will be questioned. A senior police officer Jayant Rathore in Indore said, “His wife and family were at home, their statement will be taken for the investigation.”
Popular to his followers as “Bhaiyyuji Maharaj”, the guru had married for the second time last year. His first wife had died in 2015. Reports suggested a rift with his daughter.
Maharaj recently made the headlines when he was offered a ministerial post by the BJP Government. However, Maharaj rejected the post and said it meant nothing to a saint.
The police and hospital authorities reported the guru shot himself to death. Deputy Inspector General Indore H. C. Mishra released the official report of the suicide.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj whose original name is Uday Singh Deshmukh was rushed to the Bombay Hospital. The hospital’s General Manager Rahul Parashar said the guru succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
Maharaj was popular in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra because of his spiritual and social work. His supporters gathered outside the hospital mourning their loss.
His ashram is located in Indore city and attracting a number of people. Among his devotees are Devendra Fadnavis and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. The guru also played a vital role during India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare.