Timeline: Baba Ramdev

Jun 12, 2011     Posted under: Current Affairs

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1975: Ram Kishan Yadav was born to Gulabo Devi and Ram Niwas Yadav in Village Alipur in Mahendragarh district of Haryana

1988: After completing class VIII, Yadav joined the Arya Gurukul in Khanpur, Haryana, where he studied Sanskrit and yoga under his then guru, Acharya Pardyumn. He then shifted to another gurukul before joining the Kalva Gurukul in Jind, Haryana where he taught and was briefly also the Principal.

1992: As India looked towards a new future a year after economic reforms, Ram kishan Yadav also took on a new Avatar – Ramdev – in Haridwar where he joined the Kripalu Bagh Ashram under Swami Shankardev. Cable TV – the vehicle Ramdev would later use – made its maiden foray into India, as Star Plus and Zee TV were launched.

1995: Ramdev became “Swami Ramdev” after he was officially anointed a sanyasi by Shankardev. This meant Ramdev was now formally banned from worldly pleasures – even as India was joyfully embracing the refreshing Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge which was released this year and has become one of the country’s all-time highest grossing films. Alisha Chinoy’s ‘Made In India’, announcing the arrival of a confident young Indian global in outlook but proud of his roots, was also release this year. The first mobile phone and internet connection came to Indian in 1995.

2002: Ramdev made his first appearance on television, courtesy Sadhana Channel, at a time television had breached the big town-small town divide, 68% of India lived in small towns, according to the 2011 census. The production of TV sets had gone up from 23.05 million in the 1980s to 46.1 million between 1990 and 1998. Lifestyle-related diseases were also on the rise.

2009: The Baba had by now firmly established his yoga and Ayurveda Empire launched his first tirade against black money and corruption. The number of diabetes patients doubled from 19 million in 1995 to 40.9 million in 2007 according to the International Diabetes Foundation. One third of the world’s asthma patients are in India. The government has recognized heart diseases as the single largest cause of fatalities in urban India. Offering solutions to all these ailments, Ramdev had established two massive campuses of his Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth on the outskirts of Haridwar, over 1000 ayurveda clinics in India and abroad, four high-tech pharmaceutical units, two nurseries and two research centers apart from a meditation center in Gangotri.

2011: Ramdev announced that he would go on an indefinite fast from June 4 at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. After failed negotiations with the government, police evicted Ramdev’s supporters from the grounds. Ramdev, who was caught trying to escape, dressed as a woman has resumed his fast in Haridwar. His health deteriorated.

[Via: Hindustan Times (News paper)]

NitiN Kumar Jain

Nitin works in an IT MNC professionally but blogs and owns NKJ Live. He is also the co-owner of a professional start-up ARGHAM BYTES

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  • Np

    it’s Sad that in India we do not support right people that is why india is behind Japan,China,Singapore.Even this atricle proves this….words like  ” empire” ” tirade” “Vehcile”

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