Art of Living founder and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar escaped unhurt on Sunday night when an unidentified gunman shot at his convoy at the ashram in Bangalore as he was returning after delivering a discourse, an ashram official said.
Sri Sri Ravishankar is unhurt but his disciple has been injured in the firing.
Sri Sri, who spoke to NDTV after the incident, said there is no need to panic and all is well now.
“One of his devotees sustained a minor injury on the thigh with the bullet brushing past,” ashram spokesperson Charu said.
The Art of Living founder said that his injured disciple was okay now.
Charu said, “The incident took place around 6.15 pm when Sri Sri Ravishankar was returning to his ‘Kutir’ by car after addressing a gathering at the ‘Satsang’.
The spiritual guru confirmed with NDTV that the firing incident happened around 6 pm on Sunday.
However, the guru was undeterred by the incident and returned at seven pm to address his followers, she said.
Sri Sri Ravishankar has a wide following all over the country and abroad, where he has set up centres of his organisation.
Sri Sri Ravishankar has popularised ‘Sudarshan Kriya’, a powerful breathing technique in India and overseas. (With PTI inputs)