Spiritual leader Bhaiyyu Maharaj allegedly shot himself on Tuesday at his residence in Indore, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Indore H C Mishra said.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj, whose original name is Uday Singh Deshmukh, was rushed to the Bombay Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, its General Manager Rahul Parashar said.
The saint is very popular in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh because of his spiritual and social works. His ashram is situated in Indore city and top political leaders including Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar among others are his disciples.
Bhaiyyu Maharaj was offered MoS rank by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan but he rejected the offer.