After the gruesome death of Nirankari sect deceased head Baba Hardev Singh, in a car accident in Canada his wife Savinder Kaur has become the fifth sect head and the first woman to head the Nirankari mission, which was formed in 1929. Earliar there were speculations that her daughter Sudeeskha would be made the next Guru.
The Sant Nirankari Mission (also known as Universal Brotherhood Mission) is a spiritual organisation based. The mission identifies itself as "neither a new religion nor a sect of an existing religion, but an all-embracing spiritual movement dedicated to human welfare". The Mission has about 3,000 centers and millions of followers across the world. Its headquarter is located in Sant Nirankari Colony, New Delhi.
After the assassination of his Baba Gurbachan Singh, father of Baba Hardev Singh, the later succeeded as the "Satguru" or the head of the Sant Nirankari Mission of the organization, and was occupying the post till May 2016. His death has led Savinder Kaur, wife of fourth guru Baba Hardev Singh to become the first woman chief of the mission.