However, to earn the coveted title, Karuppan will have to abide to what his ex-master says.
According to sources, Swami Nityananda has allegedly called up Karuppan, who's believed to be in Tamil Nadu, to strike a deal. (Read: Swamis in scandals - What keeps the faith?)
In a telephonic conversation lasting 30 minutes, Nityananda reportedly asked Karuppan to take his complaint back. Moreover, the disgraced swami has assured Karuppan of complying with some of his demands and has allegedly offered him a significant position in his spiritual empire, which includes the status of a swami in one of the branches of his ashram -- Dhyanapeetham. It's believed that Dhyanapeetham has 33 branches across the globe with loaded assets.
However, sources close to the ashram revealed that it would not be easy for Karuppan to help the swami.
"Karuppan is not in a position to help Nityananda. To save himself from further disgrace, the swami will have to take all his opponents into his fold. It will be a difficult task for the swami and, right now, he seems to be really helpless," said a source.