In Gujarat, a superintendent engineer working with the government declared himself as the 10th incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Rameshchandra Fefar, 56, is an engineer from MS University, Vadodara. He was the superintendent engineer with the Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency of the state’s Water Resources Department, which looks after the resettlement and rehabilitation of families affected by the Narmada dam project, at its Vadodara office.
He took voluntary retirement on June 30, 2019 and since then he has been staying in Rajkot.
In a twist of the tale, he recently wrote a letter to the Water Resources Department demanding his one year’s salary of Rs 16 lakh and gratuity. He began by writing ‘demons sitting in the government are harassing me by withholding my salary and gratuity.’ He wrote, “I’m Vishnu’s Kalki avatar and it’s due to my blessings that India has received good rainfall in the past two years. If I do not receive my salary, I will curse the state for drought this year.”
“Modi knows me personally, I had three meetings with him when I was a government officer,” said Fefar. He believes Modi is the new avatar of Swami Vivekananda and of Arjun, Mahabharata. He claims to have cautioned several MLAs about the second wave of Covid on February 9, 2021.
Since his retirement he keeps himself occupied by making YouTube videos for his 113 subscribers, writing booklets such as ‘Kalyug se Satyug’ to introduce people to spirituality. He preaches people to take care of their aged parents and be responsible children.
On the contrary, he was accused of domestic violence by his wife and son. They were married in February 1991. Three years back his family registered an FIR against him in Rajkot Police Station and eventually the mother-son duo also left the house. “Every avatar of Vishnu had to separate from his beloved and I’m no different,” he said. When asked about the accusation of physical violence, he added, “Sometimes you have to punish for their own good.” In Kalyug, Lord Vishnu considers this his ‘Kathor krupa’.