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Nirankari Mission Spritual Head Baba Hardev Singh Dies In Canada Car Crash

Baba Hardev Singh, spiritual leader of the Sant Nirankari Mission, passed away on Friday in Canada’s Montreal.

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.

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“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.

Baba Hardev Singh, chief priest of the Nirankari sect, was killed in a car accident. He was 62.

As per details available on ‘Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj Community’ on Facebook, Baba Hardev Singh was travelling from New York to Montreal in a car along with his two sons-in-law Avneet and Sunny when the car crash happened.

The car was being driven by Sunny at a very high speed, as per reports.

Around 5.30 am Indian Standard Time, the car lost control and overturned several times before coming to a halt on the opposite lane.

During the crash, Baba Hardev Singh and his son-in-law Avneet, both of whom were sitting on the rear seat, were thrown out of the car.

While Sunny and another person sitting on the front passenger seat suffered minor injuries, Baba Hardev Singh and Avneet sustained critical injuries and all four were rushed to the hospital.

However, doctors could not save Baba Hardev Singh and Avneet and the two were declared dead.

Sunny and the other person are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

Canadian police said Baba Hardev Singh and Avneet were not wearing seat belts and were thrown out of the car by the impact due to which they suffered major injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the accident to determine what exactly led to the car crash.

Among the reasons that could have led to the crash include some technical problem in the car, over-speeding or use of mobile phone by the person driving the car.

Baba Hardev Singh: This is how Nirankari sect guru died in car crash in Canada

Who was Nirankari Baba

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.

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

Sant Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji during a function in Sector 5 of Panchkula on Thursday, June 04 2015. Express photo

Sant Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji during a function in Sector 5 of Panchkula on Thursday, June 04 2015. Express photo

Baba Hardev Singh was the chief priest of the spiritual organization Sant Nirankari Mission. He was born to the previous Satguru of Sant Nirankari Mission, Gurbachan Singh and his wife Kulwant Kaur. He completed his education in Patiala and Delhi University and joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal in 1971 as a primary member. He succeeded his father Satguru Sant Gurbachan Singh after his assassination.

Sant Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji during a function in Panchkula.

The Sant Nirankari Movement or Universal Brotherhood Movement, which was started by Baba Buta Singh in early 20th century, believes in the importance of a living leader. Sikhism, on the other hand, believed in the Sikh scriptures as their final guru. It was this difference that caused the Sant Nirankari movement, which separated from mainstream Sikhism in 1929. In this photo, Baba Hardev Singh gives darshan to his disciples at his Nirankari Sant Samagam. (Express Archive)

The Sant Nirankari Movement or Universal Brotherhood Movement, which was started by Baba Buta Singh in early 20th century, believes in the importance of a living leader. Sikhism, on the other hand, believed in the Sikh scriptures as their final guru. It was this difference that caused the Sant Nirankari movement, which separated from mainstream Sikhism in 1929.
In this photo, Baba Hardev Singh gives darshan to his disciples at his Nirankari Sant Samagam. (Express Archive)

Satguru Gurbachan Singh was assassinated by fundamentalist Sikhs belonging to Akhand Kirtani Jatha who were wary of the growing power of the Nirankari Mission. Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh, as he gives blessings to young children at their annual Samagam. (Express Archives)

Satguru Gurbachan Singh was assassinated by fundamentalist Sikhs belonging to Akhand Kirtani Jatha who were wary of the growing power of the Nirankari Mission.
Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh, as he gives blessings to young children at their annual Samagam. (Express Archives)

After the assassination, Baba Hardev Singh succeeded his father as the Satguru of the mission and continued to provide teachings to the believers. (Express Archive)

After the assassination, Baba Hardev Singh succeeded his father as the Satguru of the mission and continued to provide teachings to the believers. (Express Archive)

After the assassination, Baba Hardev Singh succeeded his father as the Satguru of the mission and continued to provide teachings to the believers. (Express Archive)

After the assassination, Baba Hardev Singh succeeded his father as the Satguru of the mission and continued to provide teachings to the believers. (Express Archive)

The Sant Nirankari or Universal Brotherhood Mission has grown to be a global entity with over 2000 centres around the world. In this photo, Guru Hardev Singh gives blessings to the people during Nirankari Darbar at Mauli Jagran. (Express Archives)

The Sant Nirankari or Universal Brotherhood Mission has grown to be a global entity with over 2000 centres around the world.
In this photo, Guru Hardev Singh gives blessings to the people during Nirankari Darbar at Mauli Jagran. (Express Archives)

Followers mourn the demise of Baba Nirankari Hardev Singh in Delhi on Friday. (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Followers mourn the demise of Baba Nirankari Hardev Singh in Delhi on Friday. (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)





Hearing the news of Baba Hardev Singh's demise, devotees thronged the Nirankari Bhawan in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Hearing the news of Baba Hardev Singh’s demise, devotees thronged the Nirankari Bhawan in Ludhiana. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

What is Nirankari Mission

– Sant Nirankari Mission was established in 1929, by Baba Buta Singh who previously belonged to the Nirankari sect.

–  After partition in 1947, the mission shifted its base to Delhi from west Punjab.

–  The organization had over 100 branches spread across 27 countries by 2009.

– The sect has millions of followers across the world.

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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