After hoax death messages went viral on Whatsapp, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev took to the social media to debunk them. Saying that he was hale and hearty, Ramdev indicated that no one should believe such false reports. This was in response to some messages and pictures that have been doing the rounds on Whatsapp. According to a DNA report, rumours had been spread that Baba Ramdev along with four others were involved in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune highway on Tuesday. The Yoga guru then posted this message on Twitter to slam the rumours about his accident: “Took yog shivir of thousands of yogis in Haridwar today. I am safe and healthy. Don’t believe on any rumours.”
Baba Ramdev’s tweet-
Took yog shivir of thousands of yogis in Haridwar today. I am safe and healthy. Don't believe on any rumours pic.twitter.com/6P2KlUXw8l
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) April 25, 2017
After Baba Ramdev, Patanjali Ayurved chief Acharya Balkrishna too turned to social media and said such rumours should not be spread. He tweeted, “श्रद्धेय स्वामीजी महाराज कुशल से हैं व्यर्थ अफवाहों पर ध्यान न दें हरिद्वार में उनके सानिध्य में हजारों भाई-बहन योग शिवीर में सम्मिलित हैं” (Swami Ramdev is healthy, do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Thousands of people have gathered to attend his yoga session in Haridwar)
Acharya Balkrishna’s tweet-
श्रद्धेय स्वामीजी महाराज कुशल से हैं व्यर्थ अफवाहों पर ध्यान न दें हरिद्वार में उनके सानिध्य में हजारों भाई-बहन योग शिवीर में सम्मिलित हैं https://t.co/pFtZZg10wb
— Acharya Balkrishna (@Ach_Balkrishna) April 25, 2017
According to DNA, the pictures that are going viral on Whatsapp are from 2011 when Baba Ramdev was taken to the hospital on a stretcher after his seven-day hunger strike from his ashram in Haridwar.
According to an India Today report, Baba Ramdev who was fasting for straight seven days was taken to a hospital in Dehradun for treatment after he collapsed on stage. He was taken to the Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant and was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) where he was forcibly administered glucose.