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Nirankari head Baba Hardev Singh killed in car accident in Canada

Baba Hardev Singh dead: Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it as a "tragic and great loss to the spiritual world".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2016 8:23 am
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Hardev Singh, head of Nirankari Mission, was killed in a road accident in Canada today. He was 62.

“With profound pain and sorrow, this is to inform all that His Holiness Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj has merged into this Almighty God. He was travelling in a car in Canada which met with a serious accident at about 5 am (IST) today,” a statement issued by Sant Nirankari Mandal, New Delhi said.

“Further details will be conveyed as soon as it is finalised. In the meantime, Sant Nirankari Mandal has urged all the devotees not to rush to Delhi or to the headquarters of the Mission,” Kirpa Sagar, Member incharge of the Mandal said in the statement.

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Hardev Singh, son of assassinated Nirankari head Gurbachan Singh was in Canada to attend spiritual meetings. A Nirankari International Samagam (NIS) was scheduled to be held in June in Toronto in Canada.

Hardev Singh was born to Gurbachan Singh and Kulwant Kaur on February 23, 1954 in Delhi.

After his early schooling at Rosary Public School, Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi, he joined Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, a boarding school, in 1963.

On completion of his schooling, he studied in Delhi University. In 1971, he joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member.

After the assassination of his father Gurbachan Singh, who was then head of the Sant Nirankari Mission in 1980, Hardev Singh succeeded as the ‘Satguru’ of the organisation.

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Sant Nirankari Mission was established in 1929, by Buta Singh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Hardev Singh terming it as a “tragic and great loss to the spiritual world. My thoughts are with his countless followers in this sad time.”

Other top leaders too expressed their condolences.



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    amit kalra
    Feb 21, 2017 at 9:34 am
    A great loss to the world. Baba Ji worked non-stop for 36 years to build bridges between different religions and castes. He worked with local governments in India and across the world. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;His message of peace lives on in his followers. Indeed we have seen recently the efforts of the Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation working with upto 60,000 people across India cleaning railway stations across the country as well as hospitals, school, and health facilities for the needy - just some examples of the missions efforts for oneness
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      Abhinav Gour
      May 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm
      Bhakts think of their Baba's as Gods amd they think their Babas are the w and Soul but those thinking that way should know that Gods dont Die
      1. Sheik mohamed
        May 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm
        Irreparable loss to his spiritual followers. May his soul to be rest in peace. Convey our heartfelt condolences to his innumerable followers and surviving family members.
        1. Bike Studio
          May 16, 2016 at 5:15 am
          Baba Hardev Singh's was a great soul. Its a huge loss of all Nirankari mission...
          1. S
            May 13, 2016 at 9:52 pm
            Because all these guys were human being and not God
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