Baba Hardev Singh, spiritual head of Nirankari Mission, died in a road accident in Montreal, Canada, an official of the organization said in Delhi on Friday.
The Baba is the son of Gurbachan Singh responsible for the deaths of 13 Singhs from the Akhand Kirtani Jatha.
Kripasagar, press and publicity incharge of the mission, said they were deeply saddened by the news Baba Hardev Singh’s death. He was 62.
“It was sudden and sad news for us,” Kripasagar told Indo-Asian News Service.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah were among many who expressed their condolences.
The PM responded on Twitter:
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 13, 2016
Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to twitter:
Deeply pained to learn of the demise of Baba Hardev Singh ji. He was a not only a spiritual leader but also a social reformer.
— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) May 13, 2016