Latest News | Bhaiyyuji Maharaj death: Know all about model-turned-spiritual leader- Live UpdatesSpiritual leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shot himself dead in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Tuesday. According to reports, Maharaj was admitted to Bombay Hospital in Indore with gun injuries, where doctors declared him dead. Reports suggest that Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shot himself over "domestic issues". Bhaiyyuji Maharaj recently grabbed headlines when he along with four other religious leaders were granted the status of minister of state rank by Madhya Pradesh's Bharatiya Janata Party government in April 28. Not just this, Bhaiyyuji Maharaj is known for his extravagant lifestyle. Not many that Bhaiyyuji Maharaj was a former model, and his real name is Udaysingh Deshmukh.
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# In April 2018, Madhya Pradesh’s Bharatiya Janata Party government gave Bhayyu ji Maharaj and four other religious leaders the status of minister of state rank. However, he had refused to accept it, saying "a post holds no importance for a saint".
# Bhayyu ji had mediated between the United Progressive Alliance government and Anna Hazare during the anti-corruption crusader’s movement to empower the Lokpal in 2011.
# His real name is Udaysingh Deshmukh, who is known for his extravagant lifestyle.
# Many do not know that Bhaiyyu Maharaj, a zamindar's son, is a former model. He is believed to have a wide following among politicians and businessmen, and operates from a sprawling ashram in Indore.
# Upsetting many of his disciples, the 'saint' had married an Indore-based medical practitioner.
# He is also learnt to have played role of a mediator in persuading Anna Hazare to call off his Lokpal fast in 2011.
# When Bhaiyyu Maharaj was injured in a road accident in 2016, among those who came to meet him were RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and then Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel.
# Past visitors to his 'ashram' at Indore, where he was based, included well-known personalties like Narendra Modi, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Pratibha Patil, Uddhav and Raj Thackeray, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
# Born in 1968 in a family of agriculturists at Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Bhaiyyu Maharaj was invited by Modi when he undertook 'sadbhavna fast' as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
# Last year, the self-proclaimed spiritual guru courted controversy on his wedding day after a woman, who claimed to be an actress, accused him of "cheating" on her and termed him a "trickster".
# Bhaiyyu Maharaj married Dr Ayushi Sharma, a native of Shivpuri, in Indore last year, a year after announcing his intention to take 'sanyas' from public life. His first wife Madhavi died in 2015.
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