Asaram Bapu Age, Family, Biography, Controversies, Facts & More


Asaram Bapu

Real NameAsumal Sirumalani
ProfessionReligious Leader
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey (Semi Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 April 1941
Age (as in 2017)76 Years
Birth PlaceBerani village, Nawabshah (Sanghar Sindh, Pakistan)
Zodiac signAries
HometownBerani, Nawabshah (Pakistan)
SchoolJai Hind High School (Maninagar)
Educational QualificationDropped Out of School after 3rd Class
FamilyFather- Thaumal Sirumalani
Mother- Mehangiba
Asharam Bapu's Mother Mehengeba
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Spiritual GuruLilashah
AddressSant Shri Asharamji Bapu Ashram, Motera, Sabarmati,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Controversies• In 2008, after the mysterious death of four boys at Motera Ashram (Ahmedabad), local public filed an allegation against him for practicing black magic there and protested him strongly.
• In 2000, locals at Bhairavi village of Navsari district filed a complaint against him for encroaching 6 acres (2 ha) land in addition to 10 acres (4 ha) of the area allocated by Gujarat Government.
• In 2001, After a Satsang (spiritual discourse), the Yoga Vedanta Samiti of his Ashram didn't vacate the premises (100 acres, valued at over R7 billion) of the Mangalya temple, Madhya Pradesh.
• In 2002, his followers forged all the land of a Rajokri-based devotee Bhagwani Devi, after convincing her to donate some part of her property to the Asharam's trust.
• In Bhilwara (Mewar, Rajasthan), the Nashik Municipal Corporation destroyed some part of his ashram for illegal possession of Government land.
• The Bihar State Religious Trust in Patna filed a court case against his Asharam for grabbing a piece of land.
• on 8 January 2010, his illegal possession of 67,059 m2 of land in the Ahmedabad ashram was taken over by the State Government.
• His disciples Satya Narayan Dhoot and Bhanwar Lal Soni filed a court case against him for encroaching their lands in Rajasthan.
• In September 2012, he slapped a video journalist during his discourse in Ghaziabad.
• In May 2013, the Municipal Corporation of Cuttack demolished his ashram which was illegally built there.
• On 1 September 2013, he was arrested by the Jodhpur police for sexually assaulting a 16 years old girl.
• In December 2013, his son Narayan Sai was also arrested on the allegation of raping two sisters from Surat.
• In September 2013, the father of the sexually assaulted girl by Asaram; submitted the audio clippings of the death threats made by his followers against him, to the court.
• On 14 September 2014, one of his followers threatened to distract the flight operations if Asharam would not be released within two weeks and was arrested in Uttar Pradesh.
• On 11 January 2015, Akhil Gupta who was the prime witness of the Surat rape case was murdered.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLakshmi Devi
Asharam Bapu's Wife Lakshmi Devi
ChildrenSon- Narayan Prem Sai
Asharam Bapu's Son - Narayan Sai
Daughter- Bharti Devi
Asharam Bapu's Daughter Bharti Devi
Money Factor
Net Worth (Approx) $50000 Million (Rs 5,000 Crore)

Asharam Bapu

 Some Lesser Known Facts About Asaram Bapu

  • Does Asaram Bapu smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Asaram Bapu drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His birth name was Asumal Thaumal Harpalani or Asumal Sirumalani.
  • Following the Advaita Vedanta, he believes and preaches the theory of one Supreme God in everyone.

  • In 1947, after the partition of India, his family moved to Ahmedabad, India from Sindh, Pakistan.
  • In Gujarat, his father established a coal and wood business that he continued after his father’s death.
  • When he was fifteen years old, just before a few days of his wedding, he ran away from his home to an ashram in Bharuch. On the request of his parents, he returned home and married to Laxmi Devi.
  • At the age of 23, he left household life and traveled the holy places of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in search of the Supreme Truth.
  • In Nainital, he met his spiritual Guru Lilashah who gave him the name Asharam Bapu on 7 October 1964. He ordered him to return home.
  • After returning home, he built a small hut at Motera (Ahmedabad) on 29 January 1972. With the help of his followers, he converted it into an ashram in 1973. Asharam Bapu's Ashram, Motera (Ahmedabad)
  • The state Government allotted him 14,515-meter square land in 1992, and in 1999 the government allotted his ashram 25,000-meter square land for expansion. Asharam Bapu's Ashram, Motera (Ahmedabad)
  • With the increasing numbers of his followers (including politicians) the numbers of his ashrams also increased to 400 in India and abroad till 2013.
  • In August 2012, while going to hold a spiritual discourse, his helicopter was crashed at Godhra in Gujarat. Everyone was survived in this accident.

  • On 14 February 2011, Matri Pitri Poojan Divas was organized by his Yoga Vedanta Seva Samiti (YVSS) in protest of Valentine’s Day. His proposal of worshipping one’s own parents was welcomed by the US Senator Sam Thompson, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, several Bollywood stars, and Indian politicians including Pranab Mukherjee the former President of India. It was also institutionalized by the Government of the Chhattisgarh in 2015. Asharam Bapu
  • In a famous news channel- ”India TV,” he gave clarifications regarding the controversies against him.


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