Notes on People
The Government of India has confiscated the passport of Maharaj Ji, the 14-year-old guru who has acquired thousands of followers around the world while preaching of "perfect knowledge." Informed sources said the Government took the passport in order to keep the guru from traveling while his assets are being investigated. The Government investigation involves an estimated total of $60,000 in foreign currency, gold and diamonds he brought home to India with him after a recent tour.
JAMES F. CLARITY
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Originally published November 15, 1972