Bihari Singh

Bihari Singh was Prem Rawat's (Guru Maharaj Ji as he then called himself) bodyguard for the first few years of Rawat's career in the West. He had been Hans Rawat's chauffeur and bodyguard in India and had played the same role for the young Guru Maharaj Ji.When the family split occurred premie gossip was that he had returned to India with Mata Ji, Rawat's mother, and wavered in his loyalties a few times and when he returned to the USA was not allowed back into Rawat's inner circle according to information from a former Community Coordinator of Miami DLM:

Prem Rawat and Bihari Singh
Prem Rawat and Bihari Singh

I understand Bihari Singh went with BBJ and Mata Ji, but when I was CC in Miami, in 1979 or 1980 Bihari Singh 'showed up' in Miami and wanted to see Maharaji. Maharaji refused to see him, and it was a delicate situation because we weren't supposed to give him housing through Elan Vital (I'm not sure why.) He looked really lost, and was kind of stranded in Miami with no money.

I got Bihari Singh a place to stay with an East Indian premie family in South Miami, the Chatterjees. I recall Bihari hanging around the ashrams, and I think he tried to go to the residence. I don't know if Maharaji ever saw him or not. I can't recall what happened to him.


Bihari Singh briefly went with Mata Ji / Bal Bhagwan Ji faction but, as I recall it, almost immediately came back to GMJ's camp only to be banished. When he came to Miami, he ended up working for Joe Anctil's bus company Empire Bus Lines. He was in Long Beach in about 1997. Very intense, very friendly. As far as I know M never forgave him which is a major tragedy. I mean Bihari is the guy holding GMJ as a baby and was his body guard for years.

While their later relationship (if any) may be uncertain there are no photos of Bihari Singh taken with Rawat after this time!

Young Westerners Pranam (prostrate) to Prem Rawat (Maharaji)
Young Prem Rawat (Maharaji) In Los Angeles, 1971
Bihari Singh stands behind Prem Rawat (Maharaji) at Glastonbury 1971
Bihari Singh takes the money at Darshan, Montrose Colorado 1972

He was certainly no longer visible in Divine Light Mission or Elan Vital media until the "A Voice For Peace" internet site was created circa 2005 in which his stories of Rawat's early life were prominent. He was also a major contributor to Rawat's unofficial biogaphy "Peace Is Possible" - (see also the Incarnation). There weren't too many old Indian premies loyal to Prem Rawat available for Ms Cagan to interview.

Bihari Singh hit with cream pie, Sydney 1974, Prem Rawat (Maharaji) laughs
Prem Rawat (Maharaji), Bihari Singh and Mahatma Guruchananand

In the video clip it is Bihari's hand that waves on the people in the darshan line and collects any valuable looking gifts.

Prem Rawat (Maharaji) gives Holy Breath
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) gives Holy Breath
Prem Rawat (Maharaji) gives Holy Breath
Bihari Singh With Moustache
Bihari Singh With Moustache

The young guru with Bihari Singh