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Lucknow, May 18, 2017: On a day he was to celebrate his 36th birthday with his family in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari was found dead here under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday, police said. His body was found on a roadside here.

His inconsolable parents, who live in Kanungopura area in Bahraich, told the steady stream of visitors and relatives that they had organized a ‘Mahamrityunjaya Jaap’ for their son’s long life on his birthday when the news of his death reached them.

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Tiwari, posted as the Food and Civil Supplies commissioner in Bengaluru, had come here on Tuesday and a room for him was booked at the VIP guest house on Mirabai road by his batchmate P.N. Singh, who currently Vice Chairman of the Lucknow Development Authority.

His father B.N. Tiwari kept on mumbling that his son’s life has been snatched by someone. A retired physics professor at a local college, he however did not name any suspects. Anurag Tiwari was youngest of the three brothers and was selected in the IAS in 2007. He had married Arunima Pathak in 2008 in Kanpur but the couple separated within a month and later settled for a mutual divorce.

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Family members said they did not suspect any role of their daughter-in-law in the death of their son but said that this could be the handiwork of some corrupt people in Karnataka, whose life had been made miserable by their honest son. Police so far has not said anything conclusively on the possible reasons behind the death of the young bureaucrat.

There was a injury mark on Tiwari’s chin and some blood was found on the spot where the body was found but there were no other injury marks. Tiwari apparently went for a morning walk when he collapsed, near the guest house, police said.

Police Inspector A.K. Shahi told IANS that the exact cause of the death would only be ascertained after post-mortem. Tiwari had earlier served as Deputy Commissioner of Bidar, Assistant Commissioner of Madhugiri, Deputy Commissioner of Kodagu and Deputy Secretary, Finance, in Karnataka. (IANS)

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Little Known Facts About U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, which is a nationalist group of young people

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Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and excellent oratory skills.
Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and excellent oratory skills.

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  • Yogi Adityanath is an Indian monk turned politician
  • He is currently the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Adityanath Yogi is one of the most orthodox politicians in India

When Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he sent the whole country into a brawl. Adityanath Yogi, as many know him as, is the founder of the youth group, Hindu Yuva Vahini.

Yogi Adityanath is not only a renowned Indian monk but also Hindu nationalist politician who with his association with Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is known as the face of BJP in U.P.

Adityanath Yogi is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (IANS)
Adityanath Yogi is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. (IANS)

Here are few little-known facts about Yogi Adityanath you may not have known before:

  • Yogi Adityanath was born on 5th June 1972. His real name is Ajay Singh which he changed after he became a monk.
  • Adiyanath Yogi is a very intelligent man. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from HNB Garhwal University, Uttarakhand.

Also Read: Yogi Adityanath: ‘Taj Mahal is Part of Indian Heritage’

  • Yogi Adityanath was the youngest legislator of Lok Sabha. He became a member of Lok Sabha in 1998 from Gorakhpur constituency. He was the MP from the same constituency for five times in a row.

    Yogi Adityanath is known for his orthodox Hindu ways. Wikimedia Commons
    Yogi Adityanath is known for his orthodox Hindu ways. Wikimedia Commons
  • Mahant Avaidyanath who was Adityanath’s predecessor was the president of Hindu Maha Sabha. They both have kept Hindutva as a forefront agenda during their election campaigns.
  • Adityanath Yogi is believed to be the leader of the ‘purification’ movement in 2005, during which Christians were converted to Hinduism. This step stunned the whole country.
  • Yogi Adityanath is a strong supporter of the “anti-Romeo squad.” These groups strike the couples in public, especially the unmarried ones. He says that these groups work towards restoring the pride of women.

    Adityanath Yogi is the face of BJP, UP. Twitter
    Adityanath Yogi is the face of BJP, UP. Twitter
  • Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, which is a nationalist group of young Hindu individuals. Many of its group members are Dalit Hindu who are very touchy about Hindu culture and traditions.
  •  Adityanath Yogi was not always on good terms with BJP. In 2010, he was one of the several BJP members who opposed the Women’s Reservation Bill.

Also Read: Adityanath Yogi Keeps the Promises of BJP’s Election Manifesto

  • Yogi Adityanath’s criminal record is hardly a clean slate. He has several criminal cases against him, which include: charges related to rioting, attempt to murder, illegal possession of weapons, and charges against threatening and endangering other people’s  life.

    Adityanath Yogi is a monk turned politician. Twitter
    Adityanath Yogi is a monk turned politician. Twitter
  • Adityanath Yogi is known for his aggression and has been named as one of the main culprits of the Gorakhpur riots.