The spiritual guru, the founder of the Art of Living, on Saturday tweeted a photo of himself with Wani's father, Muzaffar Wani. "Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last 2 days. We discussed several issues," Ravi Shankar tweeted.

"Mr Muzaffar Wani was in the ashram for two days. Certainly, Sri Sri and Mr Wani discussed about the current situation, about the suffering and how peace and normalcy can be restored in the Valley. It was purely on a personal and humanitarian angle," a statement from Art of Living foundation read.

"I had gone there for treatment and stayed in the ashram to seek care for some 'ailment'," Wani said after the meeting.

The news of the meeting was also retweeted by the Art of Living foundation. Burhan Wani, 22, educated and media savvy, had emerged as the poster boy of terrorism. He was killed in a gunfight with security forces on July 8 in the Kokernag area of south Kashmir.

News of his death sparked massive protests across Kashmir, with thousands coming to attend his funeral. Over 70 people have died in clashes with security forces in Kashmir Valley since Wani's death.

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