Fondly called Bapu
(father), Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, and played a key role in the Indian Independence movement.
"Tribute to Bapu
on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
The list of controversial Gurus is endless: Ann Schaufuss, Asaram Bapu
, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Baba Ramdev, Balak Brahmachari, Chandraswami, Ganga Bhajan Kaur, Jayandra Saraswati, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Nirmal Baba, Pawan Diwan, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Prakashanand Saraswati, Premananda or Trichy Sai Baba, Radhe Maa, Rampal, Sudhanshu Maharaj, Swami Bhimanand Ji, Swami Nityananda, Sai Baba (Sathya) of Puttaparthi, Sawami Sadachari, and Syed Gulzar to name a few.
The life sentence for one of India's most controversial religious gurus, 77-year-old Asaram Bapu
, who was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, is for the despairing seekers of justice akin to a long sip of cool water in a sweltering era of impunity for the many charlatans who masquerade as spiritual guides in the country.
An Indian High Court on Wednesday found self-styled godman and spiritual guru Asaram Bapu
guilty of raping a 16-year-old devotee in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison.
Policemen rest as they guard inside Asaram Bapu
's ashram in Ahmedabad yesterday.
Introducing the subject of his short letter as something which was very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart, Modi said, Bapu
believed strongly that Swachhata is for each of us to practice.
Salma Ansari, spouse of Hon'ble Vice President of India launched 'Football for Health' for the children of Bapu
School along with Breathe Easy India, Youth Football International and West Bromwich Albion Club officials.
TENSION prevailed in Hassanpur after the Punjab Police on Monday forcibly lifted Bapu
Surat Singh, 82, who was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past six months, demanding the release of convicted Khalistan terrorists who have served minimum sentences.
is among the leading god men, as far as wealth, number of Ashrams and number of followers are concerned.