‘Golden Baba’ is back in Kanwar yatra

Before becoming a baba, Puri Maharaj was a bizman with a criminal record 

Haridwar: Wearing 20 kg of gold, a man has become a head-turner at the kanwar yatra or annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees in Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Famously called, “Golden Baba”, the man is known to be a regular every year and is popular among fellow pilgrims. The 56-year-old seems to enjoy the attention.

“I am the centre of attraction. Wherever I go, people come to see me. Police has to provide security,” Golden Puri Maharaj said.

 Security intensified in Haryana for yatris

Chandigarh: A number of measures have been put in force by Haryana police for the smooth conduct of ongoing Kanwar Mela that will begin on July 28 and will continue up to August 9. ADG (Law and Order) Mohd Akil said that all commissioners of police and superintendents of police have been directed to ensure smooth Kanwar yatra by making elaborate arrangements for maintaining law and order.


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