Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh: How A Commoner Turned Into A Spiritual Saint?


Childhood of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

As a child, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan was a very talented and hardworking child. He started helping on the farm of his father, as early as being an a 6 year old kid. That’s right, this was the age when he began his journey as a karma yogi. Doing karma, and undertaking studies with equal enthusiasm.

He was top class in everything that he undertook. Class monitor, topper, great and talented sports captain, the list goes on. And top that with a farmer, who had the sole responsibility of his father’s farms just as a child. At the age of 7 years, he used to drive tractor himself on his farms. And this was not forced upon him, but he took this upon himself at that very young age.

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A son beyond par for his parents and the entire village of Sri Guru Sir Modiya, where he took birth. Exceptionally talented and adorable child of his village, his childhood was filled with incidents that are unheard of from regular children. As a mother, Naseeb Kaur ji puts it, Saint ji, was a very happy and contented child and never cried for anything. And if we check his villagers’ views, they too are filled with exceptional comments about their favourite child in the village.

As per them, they used to hear comments as this boy is unique and will do something unusual in life. To this, being limited in their thinking, they used to think, what different can he do, maybe he will be a ‘pehelwan’ due to his physique. There were, in fact, prophesies made by learned saints for Guru Ji Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji as a child.

One of such prophecy was made by Saint Triveni Das Ji that this boy, will remain only for 23 years with his family. And what’s more, he was born to his parents after 18 years of marriage. And these parents were very religious and noble souls who had to wait for such long to give birth to a great soul. As they used to treat saints and provided them with food and other basics, and Saint Triveni Das ji was one of the guests that these wonderful hosts. It was then that Triveni Das had told Naseeb Kaur Ji that they would surely be parents but their son would be there with them for only 23 years, to which the parents agreed.

And still, there was a delay in getting the good news of a child. When inquired about the same to the Saint, he said that the prospective child was still in his meditative phase and God only knows when he will take birth. And the rest is history. As we know Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan left his home for the emancipation of entire mankind at a tender age of 23 years on 23rd September 1990, when Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj coronated him as Dera Sacha Sauda chief.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – A Player Beyond Par

As a child, Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji was a player who tried his hand at every game. He played almost every game that existed then. Be it hockey, volleyball, tennis, badminton, cricket, gulli danda, throw-ball, handball etc. And went onto become the captain of most games that he undertook.

He played 32 national games at one point in time and is also the favourite coach of all the players playing national and international games under the apostleship of Shah Satnam Ji Educational Institutions. Fondly called papa coach, the players narrate how their coach has given them world-class training which is only visible to them when they are on foreign lands playing international tournaments.

While seeing other players, and other coaches giving tips they realize, they have already been trained for the same by their reverend Master Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. Hundreds of medals have been bagged by these players in both national and international level games while following the precious tips provided by His Holiness.

Heir to the most wonderful spiritual treasure- The time came when Saint Ji was to be revealed to the world. When his identity was to be made open to one and all. The day was 23rd September 1990, a historic morning for Dera Sacha Sauda, which held with it a promise of a golden chapter. A chapter that changed the history of mankind. As the chapter unfolded, the disciples could not thank their master with words, all they could do was utter the holy slogan “Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Asra” and digest the immense happiness that was being showered on them by true Master Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj.

Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ji Insan and his family was an ardent devotee family and their Master’s Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj’s single call was enough for them to leave everything to their Master’s will. Although he was too young at the time, with 3 very young children, this could not deter the will.

For months and years, He did not visit his family. Only when His Master Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj made his sermons, after Ram Rahim Ji’s Father’s demise, to visit his family and take care of their needs, did the Saint visited them. Since then, Dera Sacha Sauda has grown leaps and bounds as per the sermons of His Holiness Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj. And thus started a journey of taking the world out of evils as the only mission of His Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan.

Humanitarian Endeavours

Humanitarian endeavours undertaken by His Holiness Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, are touching new heights every single day. With this ever-growing list of welfare activities, 134 welfare activities are currently being undertaken by the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda.

These include everything, right from, women empowerment initiatives, like female feticide, dowry marriages, rehabilitation of prostitutes, kul ka krown etc. to fighting corruption, eve-teasing, road safety for strays, looking after mentally challenged etc, every segment of society is well cared for. Homeless and elderly care, cleanliness campaigns, blood donation, tree plantation campaigns are undertaken with exceptional enthusiasm.

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Dera Sacha Sauda, has in fact bagged world records in Blood donation and Mega tree plantation drives, for maximum blood donations and tree plantations on a single day across the globe, by Dera Sacha Sauda volunteers. Such is the intensity of these drives, that lakhs join these drives with enviable passion and dedication to serve the needy. They don’t mind travelling thousands of kilometers just to be a part of these endeavours.

Shah Satnam Ji Green S welfare force wing – Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan formed a voluntary force in the year 2001, to tackle natural calamities that were hitting the nation every now and then. Droughts, earthquakes, Tsunami, floods were becoming quite common, and to tackle the same and provide relief to lacs affected, Guru Ji formed this force, which is provided every training be it fire fighting, or handling tough terrains etc.

Today this force is the world’s largest voluntary force with more than 70,000 members across the world. This Force includes Doctors, engineers, farmers, housewives, businessmen, basically anybody with a will to serve the nation.

And any calamity in any area, and you will find these warriors marching there with exceptional passion and grit. The infamous Bhuj earthquake, or tsunami in Odisha, or a floods in Nepal, these are some of the disasters which were well tended to by these volunteers. And the best part this force has members from every age group, every segment rich or poor, highly educated and uneducated working with equal enthusiasm. Women too are working shoulder to shoulder as part of this team.

Tackled The Menace of Intoxicants Head On

Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has been known to take every path to reach his destination. His mission and objective of making this world evil- has made him tread unusual paths right from the beginning. Tackling the menace of drug addiction eye-to-eye he started awareness drives, right after he took the position as the head of Dera Sacha Sauda. All his satsangs cautioned the masses about the ill effects of drugs and alcoholism and the result was unbelievable.

Every Satsang, thousands would quit intoxicants and other social evils by pledging against them. Soon He was becoming a hurdle in the eyes of Drug mafias and other nexus of power lobbies.

By the early 2000s, many attempts were made to get rid of him. And once his “kafila” was attacked with 7 kg RDX. But nobody got hurt in this incident, and neither could this incide his will and continued his journey with more intensity, conducting 3,4 or sometimes even 5 satsangs during the day. Those days he used to travel in various states to conduct satsangs. Dera Sacha Sauda has his devotees spread across the globe and in every state of India and ashrams too are formed in these states.

Spiritual Musical Concerts

Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh made spirituality so simple that a common man can now find the path to the unknown following the principles laid out here at Dera Sacha Sauda. One reason for this, is the hymns sung by the disciples, are spiritual teachings converted to musical hymns.

And while singing the same, the disciples get the deepest of meanings in a jiffy. Even children follow the principles laid out with exceptional ease. All this was followed in Satsang since the inception of Dera Sacha Sauda in 1948.

But He took this one step further, by making musicals that could connect with the young on the concept of pop music. And not just this, he used to sing all night in the format of musical concerts held in stadiums, with jazzy themes, fusion costumes and fast paced pop music. Only the lyrics were dedicated to Lord Master, but this worked like wonders on young minds, who were captivated with the setup and the lyrics made sure they were on the right track. Motivating them towards welfare work and spirituality, Saint Ram Rahim brought the best of both worlds for youngsters. And the result 70% of Dera Sacha Sauda followers are young followers.


Films are an extension of Musical Concerts, to take his teachings to larger masses. With the growing impact of drugs, vulgarity in cinema, Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan decided to reach out to the entire society and he needed a more omnipresent medium. And what better media than cinema, could do that.

So he entered into films. Not just acting and direction, he took charge of every single aspect. Be it script, songs, lyrics, action and direction he did it, and with extreme precision. He made sure his message would be taken well and not just a preachy exercise, he added a generous dose of entertainment. With healthy humour, plot laden with enough suspense and music was already a winner, he got a perfect recipe to entice his audience.

The first film was released in the year 2015 which was based on his own true story. He made 4 more films after that, the latest one being, Jattu Engineer is a humour ride. At the same time, it motivates the youngsters to get up and work towards transforming their landscape. It is a rural setting and aims at making villagers self-reliant in their needs.

Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ji Insan is an institution in himself. An ardent lover of humanity, he may be one of the few people in history, who worked towards bringing out the prostitutes from the life of a living hell. More than a dozen prostitutes have been married to eligible bachelors and living a life of dignity with Dera families volunteering to adopt them. He himself has legally adopted these girls as his daughters and given them the name “Shubh Devi”.

He is also the only person who worked towards transgenders’ and giving them a life of respect and dignity. Not only did he reintegrate them in the mainstream, but also made sure they are given the status of 3rd gender legally, by filing an affidavit for the same in the supreme court and this got accepted subsequently. We definitely need more such Saints who are ready to tread any path to make the world free of the many menaces that exist today.