Chandraswami Epitomised the evil Godman. He’s been involved in everything from assault and molestation charges to arms deals. Ramdev is said to have been a protege.

Tantrik, godman and astrologer Chandra­sw­ami

Jitender Gupta

Chandraswami Was close to political leaders like P.V. Narasimha Rao. Nemichand Jain (his real name) is accused of huge financial irregularities. There are accusations of him being involved in Rajiv Gandhi’s killing. An I-T raid on his ashram is said to have uncovered evidence of payments to an arms dealer.

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu