Self-styled spiritual Godman Bhaiyyu Maharaj has today shot himself dead at his residence in Indore. He was brought dead to Indore's Bombay Hospital. While nothing is clear till now, it is believed that he was depressed due distress the in family.
The Godman had a huge following in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. In 2016, he took retirement from public life stating that the space is too commercialized for his taste. The person to reject the materialistic things in life was once a model for a clothing brand. His real name was Udaysingh Deshmukh.
He was born to a family of agriculturists in Madhya Pradesh in 1968. He had always lived a lavish lifestyle. Always neatly dressed, the Godman used to travel in white Mercedes SUV. He wore expensive watches and lived in a lavish residence in Indore. He also had good connections with several politicians and businessmen. And probably that is why he was given the minister of state status in the Madhya Pradesh government by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan . However, he had returned the offer.
He got married to Dr. Ayushi Sharma in 2017, after his first wife Madhavi passed away. He has a daughter from first marriage.
The man who now had a great following was once an unknown face who came in limelight in August 2011 when Anna Hazare was on an indefinite hunger strike to pass the Lokpal Bill. He was sent by the Central Government to talk to Anna and get the matter resolved.
Former President Pratibha Patil, PM Narendra Modi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and many other prominent figures have visited his Ashram in the past.
His followers are in deep shock after the news of his demise surfaced today afternoon. Spiritual Guru Swami Agnivesh also told to the leading media that: “The news of Bhayyu Maharaj shooting himself is unexpected he never thought that his mind would become so much restless.”