|Religion Sant Mat|
Successor Shah Satnam Singh
Based in Sirsa
Period in office 1948-1960
Died 18 April 1960, Delhi
Organization founded Dera Sacha Sauda
Mastana Balochistani (honorifically known as Shehanshah Shah Mastana Balochistani Ji Maharaj) was an Indian saint and the founder of the socio-spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda on 29 April 1948 in Sirsa (modern Haryana). He was originally from Balochistan, and later moved to Sirsa.
Balochistani was born in 1891 in Kalat district in Balochistan, British India(Currently in Pakistan). Pillamal was his father and Tulsa Bai his mother. It was a Kshatriya family. He was named Khemamal. Later Baba Sawan Singh honoured him with the name of Shah 'Mastana Balochistani' Ji. Baba Sawan Singh further declared him "Mastanon ka Mastana, Shahon Ka Shah ". At the age of 14 years, Balochistani left home in search of a perfect spiritual Guru (teacher). At last, after searching for nine years, he reached Beas in the state of Punjab in India, where he met Baba Sawan Singh where he attended his Satsang (spiritual congregation) and learned the method of meditation from him. Baba Sawan Singh entrusted Balochistani with the task of conducting spiritual discourses and teaching meditation to the people in the provinces of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab.
Later Baba Sawan Singh assigned Balochistani duty in the vicinity of Bagarh a (region of northern Rajasthan and western Haryana). He made him his spiritual successor and sent him to Sirsa in Haryana. Balochistani, on the orders of Baba Sawan Singh, established Dera Sacha Sauda and raised public awareness of Naam-Shabd. He laid the foundation of Dera Sacha Sauda in 1948 in Sirsa. He laid the principle of earning through hard work and absolutely prohibited acceptance of donations or charity of any kind.
Balochistani taught the method of meditation (Naam Shabad) to thousands of people over a period of twelve years (1948-1960). During this period, people from various parts of the country started coming to Dera Sacha Sauda and became his followers. He built 25 ashrams in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. Facilities of drinking water and langar (free community meals) were provided in these ashrams. He taught the practical method of meditation to thousands of people in simple language.