Condolences poured in after news of his death emerged on Friday. He went to Canada to attend series of spiritual meetings scheduled to be held in Toronto next month.
Condoling Baba Hardev death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "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."
Here are the facts you need to know about him
- Born to Gurbachan Singh and Kulwant Kaur on February 23, 1954.
- Spritual guru Hardev Singh joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member in 1971.
- After his father Gurbachan Singh's assassination in 1980, he became head of the sect.
- Baba Buta Singh had established Nirankari Mission in 1929.
- The sect has millions of followers across the world.