Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji spread the messages of faith, peace, and unity to her followers, and took on the role of Spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission.

The Sant Nirankari Mission seeks to renew a sense of Humanness, by inspiring a deeper experience of Oneness. As a global spiritual and humanitarian movement, the Mission invites individuals to realize the common Source – the Formless Essence, ‘Nirankar’. When the fragmented self becomes whole, it becomes possible to bridge all differences with self and, by extension, with others.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji touched the heart and soul of millions. She was praised throughout her life for her graciousness and was an inspiration to many women in India and around the world.   

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: Childhood

Born on January 12, 1957, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji was born to Shri Manmohan Singh Ji and Mata Amrit Kaur Ji, but was adopted by Shri Gurmukh Singh Ji and Madan Mata Ji in Furrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, shortly after her birth family moved to Yamuna Nagar.

In Furrukhabad, she went to the Convent of Jesus and Mary (also known as CJM Waverly), a boarding school in Mussoorie and the oldest girls-only boarding school in India from 1966 to 1973. Here, she was praised for being an attentive and clever student and was always a favorite of the nuns and teachers who taught her.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji excelled in English Language and Literature, History, Geography, Hindi, and Human and Social Biology.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: University And Marriage

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji attended the Daulat Ram College in Delhi, and married Baba Hardev Singh Ji in a simple ceremony on November 14, 1975. She was welcomed into the prestigious family of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji, and just a month after the wedding she and her new husband joined his family on a month-long salvation tour in which they visited the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.

In 1976 she again accompanied her husband and in-laws in a tour that took them to Kuwait, Iraq, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Austria, and the UK. In the following years, she traveled throughout the world, sharing the honors and awards her husband received from different organizations and institutions, often being honored in her own right.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: Ambassador For Peace 

When her father-in-law was assassinated in April of 1980, she reacted quickly to support the mission and her husband as he became the new Spiritual leader. Together, they spread a message of harmony instead of vengeance, and she was instrumental in organizing an event that commemorated the death of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and other devotees who had lost their lives while crusading for love, tolerance, and harmony.

For her work, she was honored as an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation in North America, and the Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: An Inspiration

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji went on to inspire millions and encouraged participation in the Mission’s many activities. When her husband died in a tragic car crash in Montreal in May 2016, she took on the leadership of the Mission and aimed to continue her husband’s life’s work. She continued to lead the blood drives her husband had started, as well as cleanliness drives that made a real impact.

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji blessed brides and mothers throughout the country and visited the Tihar Jail in Delhi to distribute gifts to women and children.

She continued to spread light, peace, and faith to those all around the world until her death on August 5, 2018. Her life and dedication will not soon be forgotten by her followers and she was a guiding light for many women throughout the world.

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Satguru Baba Hardev Singh was able to inspire he lives of millions in his lifetime, and the ripples of his efforts to better the world can still be felt in society. He spread feelings of peace and harmony, turned his back on violence when most of us would have fought for revenge, and founded many new Sant

Nirankari Mission centers and a blood drive that has helped those in need for over 20 years.

The Sant Nirankari Mission is a spiritual and humanitarian movement that provides the opportunity to know the Source which joins us as one human family.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: Childhood

Born on February 23, 1954, in Delhi as the grandson of the then Satguru Baba Avtar Singh Ji, Baba Hardev Singh was blessed to get his start in a distinguished family. He was home-schooled for his early-years education and became proficient in Hindi, English, and Mathematics.

He then joined a Rosary state-funded school, where his teachers noticed his natural patience and attentiveness, and in 1963 he moved on to the Yadrendra state public school.

Even in his childhood, his spiritual personality was clear to those closest to him, and he could often be found in his down-time hiking through the mountains and developing his interest in photography.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: University

Baba Hardev Singh joined Delhi University in 1969, and this was where his social-spiritual interests and activities truly started. He started attending regular congregations and services, and he was known for his kindness and humility.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: Marriage

He married on November 14, 1975, in Delhi to Savinder Ji, daughter of the devoted saints Shri Gurumukh Singh and Smt. Madan Ji of Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. She was known for being well educated and prepared to take on the duties involved with spritual leadership.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: The Assassination of His Father

In 1980 tragedy struck; on April 24 his father, Baba Gubachan Singh Ji, was assassinated by fundamentalist Sikhs, and Baba Hardev Singh’s life was thrown into chaos. Not only did he have to deal with the murder of his father, but he now had to move on without his spiritual leader.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: Anointed the New Satguru

Baba Hardev Singh did not call for vengeance, as many would in such circumstances, but instead called for harmony, persistence, and resilience. He was anointed as the new Satguru of the famous Sant Nirankari Mission, where he was able to avoid further violence and inspired those around him to look inward. He told his followers that, “Human beings may well look impressive in their outward worship, but God knows the true state of their minds,” reminding them that it was up to God to judge others for their actions and thoughts.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: An Established Leader

It did not take long for Satguru Baba Hardev Singh to become an established leader and grow the Mission not only in India, but all over the world. He went on to travel widely to share inspiring stories and devotionals with others of faith and campaigned for environmental consciousness, enhanced cleanliness, and the planting of new trees.

Baba Hardev Singh reached people in all religions and promoted interfaith harmony throughout the world. His goal was to establish peace within and calm without, in society, and promoted environmental responsibility.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: The Blood Donation Drives

It was under Satguru Baba Hardev Singh’s leadership that the Sant Nirankari Mission started its annual blood drives. The first was held in November of 1986 and went on to be held every April 24 to commemorate the loss of his father. His mantra for this blood drive was “blood should flow in veins and not in drains.”

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh: A Life Tragically Cut Short

In 2016, Satguru Baba Hardev Singh was traveling in Canada when he lost his life in a tragic car accident in Montreal. Words of consolation were shared by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP President Amit Shah, among his millions of followers all around the world.

Satguru Baba Hardev Singh will forever be remembered as a man who spread faith, love and peace in a world that had violently taken his father from him.