How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh became a household name
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of Dera claims to have more than 60 million followers and it is from this huge number that he seemingly derives his power and political influence
For many the name Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh did not ring a bell until 2015 when the trailer of MSG: Messenger of God came out. An outrageous pastiche of superhero movie tropes, the film saw the godman from Punjab, dressed in one over-the-top outfit after another, save the world and its attendant morals. Needless to say it was written, directed, edited by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhji Insan or Guruji, as he is to his followers.