Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda dead? [Fact Check]

written by Rajan Nath | May 18, 2022

Swami Nithyananda death news: Controversial self-styled 'Godman' Swami Nithyananda, who was accused of rape and sexual abuse in 2019, was rumoured to be dead as his location remains untraced.

While Swami Nithyananda's current location remains unknown, he responded to the news related to his death. In his recent Facebook post, Swami Nithyananda announced that he was not dead.

Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda dies? [Fact Check] Image Source: Twitter
In recent months, Nithyananda has been making bizarre claims in videos from undisclosed locations. Amid rumours related to Swami Nithyananda’s death, the godman took to social media and explained that he was not dead; and in fact, he was in 'Samadhi', a subconscious state.

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Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda dies? [Fact Check] Image Source: Twitter
"I am not dead but I am in 'SAMADHI'. Just to avoid haters spreading rumors that I am already dead & putting obituary, I want to tell my disciples, that I am in SAMADHI but not gone or dead. Ability to speak or give SATSANGHA will take time," the post stated.

According to information, Nithyananda has not been able to identify people, names, and places, and currently, he is being treated by 27 doctors. In the past, he has claimed to have founded his own 'Hindu sovereign nation' called 'Kailasa'.

He also founded a Hindu religious group called 'Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam' and has courted several controversies.

Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda dies? [Fact Check] Image Source: Twitter
In 2010, he was arrested in Himachal Pradesh for rape allegations. He was also allegedly seen in explicit footage with a Tamil actress. Later, he had claimed that he was impotent and was just 'practicing the Shavasana' yoga.

Fact Check: The claim stating that absconding self-styled godman Nithyananda is no more is mostly false as Swami Nithyananda said that he was in 'Samadhi' and not dead.

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