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Baba Hardev Singh: The Bhakti Guru

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Baba Hardev Singh, Image credits: nirankari.org
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On 13th May, Baba Hardev Singh, head of the Nirankari Mission, was killed in a car accident in Canada at 5 am (IST). He was there to attend a Nirankari International Samagam (NIS) which was scheduled to be held in June in Toronto, Canada.

Here are few facts about him to know the Nirankari-sect Guru better and about his philosophies on Bhakti and humanity-

  • Baba Hardev Singh was born on February 23, 1954 to Gurbachan Singh and Kulwant Kaur in Delhi. He was fortunate enough to be raised in such a divine family.Inheriting the spiritual blessings of his grandparents Satguru Baba Avtar Singh Ji and Jagat Mata Budhwanti Ji, Hardev Ji developed a great sense of respect towards nature and its creation from his very childhood.
  • His elementary education began at home. With his sharp intellectual mind, he became a fast learner. Later he was sent to Rosary Public school, Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi. Anxiety and anger never touched his life. Even the teachers and his fellow classmates were captivated by his humble nature, intelligence and his respect towards elders.
  • Later Hardev Ji was sent to a very renowned residential Yadvendra school, Patiala for his high school education in the year 1969.
  • During his schooldays, he developed a keen interest in mountaineering which sowed the seeds of patience and perseverance in his life. However, his other hobbies include horse riding, photography, and driving.
  • After completing his high school studies he returned to Delhi and became admitted in Delhi University. With his interest towards socio-spiritual activities,he became very regular in Congregations and Sewa. Popularly known as ‘Bhola Ji’ Hardev Ji further joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member.

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  • In 1975, Baba Hardev Singh was married to Savinder Ji (daughter of Shri Gurumukh Singh and Smt. Madan Ji of Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh). Savinder Kaur is now known as ‘Pujya Mata’ by devotees of the Mission.
  • After the death of Shri Gurbachan Singh Baba Hardev Singh was appointed as the new spiritual head of the Nirankari mission. True to his trust and devotees, Baba Hardev Singh became a perfect spiritual master. He guided all his devotees to spread the voice of truth while praying for goodwill for all.
  • Baba undertook several tours within the country and abroad. Went to the remotest areas and harboured the seeds of love, peace, and humanity. He used to travel by roads and met people with intensive love and care. Showing special interest in the youth living abroad, he enlightened everyone regarding Indian ethics and cultures.
Sant Nirankari Samagam, Wikimedia commons
Sant Nirankari Samagam, Wikimedia commons
  • Taking the mission to new heights, Hardev Ji showed the world his will and power of his divine presence and made this mission a mass movement of God-Knowledge and Universal Brotherhood. In 1987 (on the occasion of Manav Ekta Diwas), several blood camps were organised by the Niranki mission. Santosh Sarovar complex was made which adds to the greenery to Delhi’s ecology. The Mission also proposes to have a general hospital.
Inauguration of the hospital, Image credits: nirankari.org
Inauguration of the hospital, Image credits: nirankari.org
  • The Nirankari mission has never been orthodox to scientific developments. It emphasizes the need of technological growth as a need for human welfare. Above all caste, colour and creed, the mission believes in God, who is One, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, formless, a non-psychic objective reality and perceivable.
  • According to Baba Ji “The Sant Nirankari Mission is an all-embracing spiritual movement dedicated to human welfare. It endorses Realization of Fatherhood of God through the living Satguru is the goal of human life and along by we achieve Brotherhood & peace which is the need of humanity and for the progress of mankind.”

Prepared by Pritam

Pritam is a 3rd year engineering student in B.P. Poddar institute of management and technology, Kolkata. A simple person who tries to innovate and improvise himself. Twitter handle @pritam_gogreen

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10 lesser known facts about Kriti Sanon’s life

Kriti Sanon is not just a pretty face. She is very intelligent and has completed her B.Tech from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Uttar Pradesh.

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Kriti Sanon is a relatively new actress who has proved her mettle in just a span of few movies. Wikimedia Commons
Kriti Sanon is a relatively new actress who has proved her mettle in just a span of few movies. Wikimedia Commons
  • Kriti Sanon is a well-known name in Bollywood. She is one of the most talented and beautiful new generation Bollywood actresses.
  • Kriti has worked in many famous movies like Heropanti, Bareilly ki Barfi and Dilwale.
  • This 5”8′ inches tall actress has been winning hearts and awards since her debut in the film industry.

The ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’ fame actress, Kriti Sanon is an actress and model, born and brought up in Delhi. She is among one of the most beautiful new generation actresses and has proved her mettle in the film industry in a very short span of time.

Kriti Sanon has made a name for herself in Bollywood in a really short span of time. Instagram.
Kriti Sanon has made a name for herself in Bollywood in a really short span of time. Instagram

Not only is she gorgeous, but she is also very talented. Her acting skills have been appreciated by both audiences and critics. This Delhi girl has been winning hearts since her Bollywood debut in, ‘Heropanti.’ Here are 10 facts about Kriti Sanon’s life which you may now know:

Her first movie wasn’t Heropanti.

Most of us think that Kriti Sanon’s first movie was Heropanti, but this is certainly not true. Before debuting in Bollywood, Sanon had already made a name for herself in the Telugu film industry. She worked in the Telugu thriller name ‘Nenok Kadine,‘ opposite the superstar Mahesh Babu. Her performance was well received by the audience there.

Kriti Sanon debut in the film industry was a Telugu movie opposite Mahesh Babu. IANS
Kriti Sanon debut in the film industry was a Telugu movie opposite Mahesh Babu. IANS

She is a beauty with brains.

Kriti Sanon is not just a pretty face. She is very intelligent and has completed her B.Tech in Electronics and Communication from well known Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Uttar Pradesh. So yes, if she wouldn’t have been an actress, she would’ve had a lucrative career as an engineer.

She came from a highly educated family.

Intelligence seems to be in her genes. Her father is a Chartered Accountant and her mother teaches at the University of Delhi. She is the elder daughter and has a younger sister, Nupur who is inclined towards music.

Kriti comes from a highly educated family. Wikimedia Commons
Kriti comes from a highly educated family. Wikimedia Commons

Kriti has a sweet tooth.

Kriti Sanon has a stunning figure, which obviously needs lots of maintaining. However, that doesn’t stop the ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’ actress from indulging in deserts. She loves to have everything sweet whether it is chocolates or ‘Gajar Ha Halwa’, she loves them all equally.

She is a Salman Khan fan.

But well then, who isn’t? Kriti Sanon is a huge Salman Khan fan and has claimed to have watched all his movies multiple times.

Salman Khan is Kriti Sonan's favourite actor. Wikimedia Commons
Salman Khan is Kriti Sonan’s favourite actor. Wikimedia Commons

Acting is not her only interest.

Kriti is a true performer. Apart from acting, she loves to dance in her free time. She is a trained Kathak dancer. She also loves to travel and Goa is her favourite holiday destination. Apart from that, she loves to cook. This intellectual beauty is also a huge fan of reading and writing poetry.

Kriti Sanon loves to read and write poetry. Wikimedia Commons
Kriti Sanon loves to read and write poetry. Wikimedia Commons

Her idols are ideal.

Kriti Sanon’s favourite actresses are Kajol and legendary Rekha. She counts them among her idols. Kriti had a chance of working with Kajol in the movie ‘Dilwale,’ which definitely would’ve been a dream come true for her.

She loves perfumes.

Kriti loves perfumes and has admitted of her wardrobe is full of them. Her favourite perfume brand is said to be Davidoff’s Coolwater.

She is not a girly girl.

She may look beautifully fragile, but this actress is tougher than you think. She is a big fan of boxing and loves practising it, it is her favourite sport. She also loves to ride cars and bikes, whenever she gets free time.

Kriti is more of a tomboy and loves boxing. Wikimedia Commons
Kriti is more of a tomboy and loves boxing. Wikimedia Commons

Her favourite season is Monsoon.

Kriti Sanon loves the season of monsoon. One of her favourite things to do is to sit near her window comfortably and enjoy the rain outside. Now, that’s something we all love to do.