When PM Narendra Modi was filing nomination in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha elections, a Sadhu drew eyeballs of the curious netizens. Who is he and why had he accompanied the PM during nomination filing? He is Pandit Ganeshwar Shastri, one of the four proposers of the PM in the Varanasi constituency. The other three are: Baijnath Patel, Lalchand Kushwaha and Sanjay Sonkar. Ganeshwar Shastri is a renowned scholar who had played a key role in Ayodhya's Ram Mandir consecration ceremony. Brahmin scholar Ganeshwar Shastri has been dedicated to propagating religion and teaching while residing in Kashi. He diligently follows the decisions of the Girvanavagvardhini Sabha at Sangveda Vidyalaya and extends his expertise in astrology, Ayurveda, and rituals to help people overcome various challenges. The sanctification ceremony in Ayodhya, which took place on 22 January, witnessed a meticulously chosen auspicious moment of just 84 seconds, determined by Pandit Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid. This timing was also used for laying the foundation stone of the Ram temple, highlighting the scholar's profound involvement in the monumental project. Now hailing from the Ramghat area of Kashi, where his ancestors resided on the banks of the Ganga, Ganeshwar Shastri's family migrated from South India to settle in Kashi, said to be the revered city of Baba Vishwanath.