Sambhaji Vinayak Bhide commonly known as Bhide Guruji.
Bhide Guruji did his MSc. in Physics from Savitribai Phule Pune University.He worked as a professor at Fergusson College in Pune.For some time, he worked full time with the RSS. Later, he formed his own organisation, Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan in the late 1980s. The organisation aimed to spread the teachings of Shivaji and his son Sambhaji.
He has a number of followers in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara.In 2008, his followers ransacked movie halls showing the film, Jodha Akbar.
He wears only white khadi clothes. Walks without Chappals, any distance and always prefers it.
In June 2018, Sambhajirao in a rally in Nashik claimed that eating the fruits of a mango tree from his orchard had helped couples conceive male children. An advisory committee under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) (PCPNDT) Act asked the Nashik Municipal Corporation to file a court case against him.