Who is “Rockstar Baba”?

Source: BBC

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Known as “Rockstar Baba”, Singh is often spotted in shiny, colourful clothes and has performed in half a dozen music videos. He has also earned the nickname “Guru of Bling” because of his preference for ornate jewellery. On Friday, ahead of the court verdict, his supporters gathered across Punjab and Haryana, sobbing and threatening violence and self-harm if he were to be found guilty. Singh was just 23 years old when he took over the sect that describes itself as “a non-profit social welfare and spiritual organisation”. Based out of northern India, the sect runs 46 centres across India and the world.

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