Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim was jailed in 2017 on rape charges. Photo: AP

From Bikram Choudhury to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, why does India have so many disgraced gurus?

  • For the country’s holy men, international notoriety is as common an outcome as global fame
  • But their influence is hard to shake at home, where people looking for a purpose or cause too often turn a blind eye to spiritual leaders’ crimes
Topic |   India

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Indian spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim was jailed in 2017 on rape charges. Photo: AP
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