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Spiritual guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj passes away

New Delhi:Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual guru and head of Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sansthan (BAPS) of Swaminarayan sect passed away on Saturday at his ashram located at Sarangpur. He was 95.

Pramukh Swami Maharaj was called the fifth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan, who is the central figure of Akshar Purshottam faith.

BAPS in an earlier announcement said: His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, spiritual head and president of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, inspirer of countless and a great servant of society, passed away today, 13 Aug 2016 in Sarangpur. We deeply mourn the departure of our revered guruji. The arrangements for final darshan will be announced later today.