NEW DELHI: Founder of Art of Living and popular spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has received death threat reportedly from terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban.

This is not the first time that the guru has received such threats in the name of Islamic State and other Taliban groups. But, those threats were later discovered to be fake.

The authorities are verifying the claims of the threat; reports said adding that the Union Home Ministry asked authorities to increase security around the spiritual guru.

In March 2015, the Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living had received frightening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

The latest threat has come almost a month after events planned by Art of Living in Pakistan for the International Yoga Day were called off after receiving threats from the extremists.

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