Modi: Many of you lost a guru, but I have lost a father’


INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi led tributes to His Holiness Param Pujya Pramukh Swami Maharaj, who passed away last Saturday (13), saying he had lost a “fatherly figure”. HH Pramukh Swami, the fifth spiritual head of the influential Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purrushottam Sanstha (BAPS) Swaminarayan Sanstha, died in Sarangpur, in Gujarat’s Botad district. He was 95. He commanded the respect of not only his followers, but also world leaders and royalty. Prince Charles, the Dalai Lama, former US president Bill Clinton and the Ismaili leader the Aga Khan were just a few of the famous personalities who met HH Pramukh…

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