Wife of baba Hardev Singh, Savinder Kaur has been appointed as the head of the Nirankari sect.
She will be the first woman and fifth in line to the sect that was founded in 1929.
According to reports, the announcement regarding her succession was made on Tuesday evening. She will be leading the sect in performing the last rites of baba Hardev Singh, head of the Nirankari sect who was killed in a car crash in Montreal, Canada on May 13.
Mata Savinder is a resident of Farurkhabad, Uttarpradesh,she marries baba Hardev Singh in 1975.
The mortal remains of the chief of Nirankari sect Baba Hardev Singh were brought to Burari Road in Delhi on Monday.
His last journey will begin at 8 AM on Wednesday from Ground No.8 and conclude at Nigam Bodh Ghat and his last rites will take place at the CNG Crematorium at 12 noon.