Nirankari spiritual head Hardev Singh dies in road accident in Canada

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Baba Hardev Singh, the head of spiritual organisation Sant Nirankari Mission, was killed in a car accident in Canada’s Montreal on Friday. He was 62.

“It was sudden and sad news for us,” Kripasagar, press and publicity in charge of the mission, told IANS.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain and Congress’ Captain Amarinder Singh extended their condolences on Twitter.

Baba Hardev Singh was born to the organisation’s previous Satguru or chief priest Gurbachan Singh and his wife Kulwant Kaur. Satguru Gurbachan Singh was assassinated in 1980 by a member of the fundamentalist Akhand Kirtani Jatha, which was wary of the growing power of the Nirankari Mission.

Baba Hardev Singh succeeded his father as the Satguru of the mission that has over 2,000 centres around the world.

The Sant Nirankari Movement was started by Baba Buta Singh in early 20th century and believes in the importance of a living leader.

 

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