Indore (MP): Spiritual guru Bhayyu Maharaj lost his life after he allegedly committed suicide here earlier today by shooting himself, according to police and hospital authorities.

Bhayyu Maharaj, whose original name is Uday Singh Deshmukh, shot himself here, Deputy Inspector Genaral (DIG) Indore H C Mishra said.

He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital here 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.

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A large number of his supporters gathered in front of the hospital.

Details about his condition are awaited.

His original name is Uday Singh Deshmukh and is popular among his disciples as "Bhayyu Maharaj." His ashram is situated in Indore city and top political leaders including Devendra Fadnavis, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar among others are his disciples.

He also played the role of a mediator when India Against Corruption (IAC) movement led by Anna Hazare was at its peak. (PTI)