Ottawa: Baba Hardev Singh, head of Nirankari Mission, was killed in a road accident in Montreal, 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 5.00 am (IST) today,” a statement issued by Sant Nirankari Mandal said.
Baba Hardev Singh was in Canada holding spiritual meetings. The second Nirankari International Samagam (NIS) was scheduled to held in June at Toronto. The theme of this international meet was humanness.
Condoling Baba Hardev death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Baba Hardev Singh’s demise is tragic & a great loss to the spiritual world. My thoughts are with his countless followers in this sad time.”
Baba Hardev Singh, who was populary know as Nirankari Baba, headed the Sant Nirankari Mission. He took over as the chief of the mission in 1980 when his father Gurbachan Singh was assassinated. He was born on February 23, 1954 in Delhi and did his early schooling from Rosary Public School, Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi. He joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member in 1971.