New Delhi, August 27: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan denounced his family after he became the chief of Dera Sachcha Sauda. However, his family still lives near him in a quarter inside the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. He has two biological daughters and a son. He has one adopted daughter who is his favourite. The daughters call themselves ‘papa’s angels’.
Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim was born to a rich landlord in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar. His father Maghar Singh was a landlord and his mother Naseeb Kaur was a house wife. His father became a follower of Dera Sacha Sauda. The dera was founded by Baba Balochistani Beparwah Mastana. The dera’s followers were mostly people from lower castes who were marginalised by dominant castes.
Ram Rahim’s Rise
Ram Rahim’s father was a follower of Satnam Shah and was involved in spreading his spiritual thoughts. Gurmeet Ram Rahim accompanied his father to the Dera.
Ram Rahim had a friend Gurjant Singh who was jailed for killing his uncle’s murderers. Gurjant went on to become a Khalistani militant. It is being alleged that Gurjant pressurized the then Dera chief to announce Ram Rahim as his successor. However, there is no proof for the same.
Ram Rahim’s Family
Father: Bapu Maghar Singh
Mother: Naseeb Kaur
Wife: Harjeet Kaur
Daughters: Honeypreet Insan, Amarpreet Kaur Insan, Charanpreet Kaur Insan
Son: Jasmeet Singh Insan
Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim had two daughters and a son when he had taken the vow of celibacy. Names of his daughters are Charanpreet Kaur Insan and Amarpreet Kaur Insan. His son’s name is Jasmeet Singh Insan. The two daughters are married to Dera followers. All three do Sewa at Dera Sachcha Sauda. Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Kaur is his favourite. She has acted in Baba’s movies. It is believed that she could be his successor.
Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for committing rapes of two women devotees. After he was taken to jail, his supporters ran amok and indulged in wide-scale violence in Delhi, Panchkula, and Sirsa.