Agencies, Indore, MP, The last rites of spiritual leader Uday Singh Deshmukh, widely known as Bhaiyyu Maharaj, was performed here today.
His daughter Kuhu lit the funeral pyre at the Saiyaji Crematorium here. Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, Maharashtra cabinet minister Pankaja Munde, senior Congress leader Shobha Ojha, several other local leaders and people’s representatives were present.
Hundreds of followers of the spiritual leader from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat were present to pay their tributes. Earlier, a funeral process was taken out from his ashram ‘Suryoday’.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj shot himself dead at his house yesterday. A suicide note was recovered from his room according to which he was under stressed due to family-related matters.
Earlier, his mortal remains had been placed at the ashram for devotees to pay their last respects.
It is being said that tension in the family had increased following Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s second marriage. His daughter was not happy with his second marriage. Bhaiyyu Maharaj’s first wife Madhvi had passed away a few years ago.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj has handed over the responsibility of running his ashram and handling his property to his close aide Vinayak.
Kuhu, who is studying in Pune, was scheduled to arrive in Indore. It is suspected that Bhaiyyu Maharaj was perturbed, as he expected some disturbances after her arrival.