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Idea Exchange With Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Known as a spiritual guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh wears many hats. His Twitter account describes him as a “saint, philanthropist, versatile singer, sportsperson, film, art and music director, writer, lyricist, autobiographer and director of photography”. Head of s since 1990, Singh’s eccentric outfits, music and most recently his films, which have grossed over Rs 100 crore, have sparked controversies. Following an attack on his cavalcade in 2008, Singh, who claims he can “cure” drug addiction with “guru mantras”, was given Z-plus security cover by the Centre. Though he denies supporting any political party, his organisation backed BJP in Haryana, Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections.