Nirmal Baba’s real name is Nirmaljeet Singh Narula. He was born around 1950 in a Sikh family. His family shifted to India during the partition in 1947. Nirmal Baba has an elder brother who is living in Ludhiana.He got married to the daughter of Dilip Singh Bagga in Jharkhand and has two children (son & daughter). Nirmal Baba is the brother-in-law of former speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, Inder Singh Namdharee. Mr Namdharee married Baba’s sister in 1964 when Nirmal was only 14-15 years old. After the murder of his father during his childhood, his mother sent him to Daltonganj, Jharkhand in 1970’s.
He is married to Sushma Narula. Sushma is from Jharkhand.
In 1970-71, Baba reached Medininagar and stayed there till 1981-82. He shifted to Ranchi in 1984 but returned to Delhi in the same year.Baba got a mining contract in Bahragoda (Jharkhand) in 1998-99. He set up his business in Modinagar in 1981-82, he had a brick kiln named ‘Nirmal Eent’ there.Prior to that Baba owned a cloth shop. He shut the shop after few years.
Nirmal became popular in a very less time duration. Until June 2011, Nirmalbaba.com saw approximately 5,000 hits every month. Since then the number has grown four-times over. In April 2012, this number has reached over 42,000 hits per day. As per Google Tools approximately 8 lakh people visit his site, and it receives 18lakh page views! This figure is more than a lot many News Websites.He has over 3 lakh followers on Facebook. Add to this, around 42,000 followers on Twitter.
In April 2012 various news papers published news about Nirmal Baba’s bank accounts.He advertises on 35 channels. On every congregation (darbar) around 5,000 are believed to be present. Each person has to pay Rs 2,000 to be a part of it. This amounts to a staggering figure of around Rs 1 crore from every darbar he organizes. It is believed that around 7 such darbars are conducted every month which takes the stats to Rs 84 crores per year. This not the end to it.He also gives group appointments, conducts pujas, takes donations etc.Every devotee of his, who is healed of his problems, has to pay 1/10th of his earnings. Plus thousands shell out a lot from their kitty to free themselves from the problems which Baba claims to solve.
A Hindi daily, Prabhat Khabar, claims to have details of two of these accounts. As per the newspaper, Rs 109 crore have been deposited in these two accounts this year (until first week of April 2012). Roughly, everyday Rs 1.11 crores are deposited into these accounts. Although a large part of the deposit comes from Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, but transactions take place from all over the country. Prabhat Khabar states that Rs 16 crore were deposited into Nirmal Baba’s account on April 12, 2012.
In an another controversy two youngsters, Tanaya Thakur and Aritya Thakur, filed a report against self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba at a police station on Wednesday. They want the Baba punished for allegedly cheating ordinary people through his “impractical” solutions.The written report said Nirmal Baba cheats common people by claiming godly powers. The report says his activities fuel superstitious thoughts and are a “hindrance to modernistic thoughts”.