16 Facts Short Biography of Baba Ram Rahim Dera Sacha Sauda Chief
Name - Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh also spelled Ram Raheem Singh
He is head of the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) since 23 September 1990.
August 15, 1967 (age 47)
[Sri Gurusar Modia] of District Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan) in the family of Sardar Maghar Singh Ji and mother, Naseeb Kaur Ji Insan.
His father Sardar Maghar Singh Sidhu ji was a rich landlord, and head of the village
Being the only child of his parents, he was the favorite of everybody in his family.
He was born in a Jat Sikh family.
He is married and has three children, although he renounced family ties in 1990 to enter spiritual life.
On 23 September 1990, Shah Satnam Singh held a huge satsang where he publicly conferred sainthood and succession of the spiritual leadership upon Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Dera - founded in year 1948
Dera today claims a following in millions.
Apart from several industries that are exempted from paying taxes, the Dera controls over 700 acres in Sirsa alone
Dera holds following records –
Guinness World Record for Largest Vegetable Mosaic on 25 March 2014
Guinness World Record for Largest Human Droplet on 24 Nov 2013
Guinness World Record in the Largest Finger Painting on 23 Sep 2012
Guinness World Record in Most People Sanitizing Their Hands on 23 Sep 2012
Guinness World Record in Most Cholesterol Reading in 24 Hours on 24 Jan 2012
Guinness World Record in Most Diabetes Screenings in 24 Hours on 24 Jan 2012
Guinness World Record in Most Blood Pressure Readings in 24 Hours on 24 Jan 2012
Guinness World Record in Most Doppler Ultrasound Examination in 12 Hours on 23 Jan 2012
Guinness World Record in Most People Tossing Coins Simultaneously on 15 Aug 2011
Guinness World Record in Tree Plantation on 15 Aug 2011
Guinness World Record in Largest Eye Health Screening Camp on 12 Dec 2010
Guinness World in Record Largest Blood Donation Camp on 8 Aug. 2010
Guinness World Record in Most Tree Planted simultaneously at multiple locations In 8 Hour on 15 Aug 2009
Guinness World Record in Most Tree Planted simultaneously at multiple locations In one Hours on 15 Aug 2009
Guinness World Record in Largest Blood Donation Camp on 10 Oct 2004
Guinness World Record in Blood Donation Camp on 7 Dec. 2003
Baba Ram Rahim adopted the method of meditation from Param Pita Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj (Former Preceptor of Dera Sacha sauda) on 31st March 1974.
Completed the high-school education
Dera Sacha Sauda was accused of insulting Sikhism after the organization's leader, Gurmeet Singh, "appeared in an advert in which Sikhs said he was made to look like the last Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh."
This controversy developed into a serious law-and-order problem in various parts of Northern India, as riots broke out between Sacha Sauda followers and the SGPC. At least one person was killed, and over a hundred injured in the ensuing six days of sectarian violence."
On 20 May, 2007, a press release by the organization mentioned that it regretted the events that had occurred. The sect admitted that the ad did create misunderstandings, but that it was never intended to hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community
On 20 June 2007, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate A.L. Kitchi issued an arrest warrant against Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh in connection with a criminal case registered against him under Section 295-A of the IPC on May 20 in Bathinda
Tehelka investigation —
in 1990 when Gurmeet Ram Rahim, a 23-year-old Jat Sikh from a family of landlords in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar district, became as the head of a religious sect, the Dera Sacha Sauda, in Sirsa. He was a close associate of the dreaded militant, Gurjant Singh Rajasthani, of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), which aimed at seceding Punjab from India. Gurjant Singh put a bullet through the forehead of Rahim’s predecessor, Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj. The new guru took the title Hazoor Maharaj Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
First aired on India TV – has revealed that the Dera Sacha Sauda is a den of vice and Baba Gurmeet Singh guilty of rape and murder. Shortly after the story was broken, the CBI on July 31 filed its final chargesheets in three cases of murder and rape against the Baba in the special court in Ambala of Judge RN Bharti. The CBI, however, has not sought the arrest of Baba Gurmeet Singh. The chargesheets filed pertain to the murder of Dera manager Ranjit Singh, murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and sexual exploitation of women in the Dera.
Khatta Singh, the Baba’s former driver who used to be part of his trusted inner circle, has admitted on Tehelka’s spy camera that the Baba raped a sadhvi and then had her brother, Ranjit Singh, killed. Khatta Singh, who is a CBI witness in the agency’s investigation against the Baba in three cases of murder and rape, also told Tehelka that he knew of at least seven murders committed by the Baba’s henchmen. He also said that sexual exploitation of the sadhvis living at the Dera’s premises was rampant, and there are several male followers who have been forcibly castrated on the Baba’s orders. Khatta said that a close aide of the Baba named Gurjot used to prepare a roster of girls who would “serve” the godman on any particular day. Many girls who refused to be so exploited were tortured.
When a sadhvi wrote an anonymous letter in 2002 to then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee accusing the Baba of sexual abuse (printed in Tehelka’s June 2, 2007 issue) the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered a CBI probe into the complaint. Since then, the CBI has filed three chargesheets against the Baba
On July 10, 2002, Dera functionaries allegedly shot dead their former colleague Ranjit Singh. He was suspected to have leaked an anonymous letter written to the PM by a sadhvi alleging rape by Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. As per the CBI chargesheet, Ranjit had been threatened by the accused. CBI had arrested Inder Sain, Avtar Singh, Kishan Lal Pradhan, Jasbir Singh and Sabdil Singh. Sabdil Singh and Jasbir Singh were lodged at the Ambala central jail.
At his first court appearance in Ambala, he arrived in a convoy of 50 cars, with 1.25 lakh followers in tow. Schools and colleges had to be closed.
Dailymail reported following –
12 February 2014
A sadhvi had in 2002 written an anonymous letter addressed to the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, accusing the Dera chief of sexual abuse.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court took up the matter and ordered a CBI probe into the incident on September 24, 2002.
Rahim Singh is also facing two murder charges. He is accused of murdering a Sirsa-based journalist, Ram Chander Chatrapati, who had been writing about the Dera's activities. Chatrapati was shot on October 24, 2001 and died on November 21.
He was also accused of allegedly killing sect manager Ranjit Singh in July 2002.
According to CBI counsel HPS Verma, Singh has made more than 100 video conference appearances but not a single physical appearance in court, which is mandatory under Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The Panchkula police, in a separate plea, had said the gathering of his followers could create a law and order problem and that he should be exempted from personal appearances.
Controversial godman and Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insan, who is facing rape and murder charges, has told Panchkula court that he is not mentally and physically fit to have sexual intercourse.
"Dera chief told the court that he was not fit to indulge in physical relationships," S.K. Garg Narwana, counsel for Rahim, told mediapersons.
Rahim, who recorded his statement under section 313 of IPC through video conferencing, on Tuesday contended that the allegations levelled him were false and baseless.
Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh's favourite mode of transport is a fleet of Mercedes cars, protected by up to 25 bodyguards.
August 8 2014 –
Court of district and session judge Tejwinder Singh on Thursday dismissed the case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, which was lodged on May 20, 2007 for hurting Sikh sentiments.
However, the case was finally dismissed by Bathinda court, though in the ongoing proceedings the police had filed a cancellation report in the court on January 27, 2012 presenting an affidavit of Rajinder saying that he was ready to discontinue the case.
However, Rajinder challenged that it was a fake affidavit and hence the case had continued. Following this, Dera went to High Court in 2012, however the case was sent back to the lower court once again and on May 20, this year the court of chief judicial magistrate had summoned the Dera head for a personal appearance on August 8, 2014.
Following the summon, once again the Dera head filed an appeal before the session judge and today the judge dismissed the case. Advocates from Dera Sacha Sauda — SK Garg Narwana, Gurdas Singh Salwara and Kewal Brar — were present in the court personally. They said that the case was baseless as the police was not able to present challan in court within framed time and later they also presented cancellation report. Thus there was no point to continue the case.
Baba Ram Rahim Music and Rock Star –
Singh's music has been published by Universal Music
He has written, composed and performed in his music videos which forms a genre described as "Religious Rock".
He has released 6 music albums as Thank For u That, Network Tere Love Ka, Insan, Lov Rab Se.
His latest album release in April 2014 - Highway Love Charger sold almost thirty lakh copies in three days
He has completed performing over a hundred rock shows, the latest being at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.
Baba Ram Rahim Movie Star - MSG
The 47-year-old is the lead of the film, has composed and sung all the nine songs in it, as well as performed each of his stunts “himself”.
The poster of the film, due to be released in January 2015, has on a Harley Davidson-look alike motorcycle, in his trademark costume, driving through an indeterminate desert. The ‘MSG’ stands for ‘Messenger of God.
After performing at more than a hundred rock shows,Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda will be seen playing the lead in a movie titled 'MSG: The Messenger Of God'.
Watch the video
MSG: The Messenger of God | Official Theatrical Trailer | Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan
Presenting the theatrical trailer of MSG: The Messenger of God. This one is a revolutionary film that's packed with action, high drama, suspense and stunts performed by a real-life spiritual master - Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.
The film promises exotic locales, larger than life sets and traffic stopping dresses. In a nutshell, the film is a mind-blowing total entertainer with a life transforming message - Life Rocks, Just Live it right!
The film releases worldwide in four languages on January 16, 2015.
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