A hoax message of a car accident involving Baba Ramdev on the Mumbai-Pune highway on Tuesday had gone viral on Whatsapp and other social mediums. According to the DNA, The messages doing the rounds suggested that the yoga guru along with four others had been injured in a car accident while he was going from Pune to Mumbai. One of the photos shows Ramdev on a stretcher.
The highway control officer said: “No such incident has taken place on the Mumbai-Pune highway. The messages are fake.” The photos are actually from 2011 when the yoga guru was taken to a hospital in Bihar after an accident.
Baba Ramdev is a yoga guru known for his work in Ayurveda, Business, politics and agriculture. He founded the Patanjali Group of Institutions and has shown interest in political issues.
Ramdev received significant criticism and media attention after he stated that he would have “beheaded” those who refuse to chant Bharat Mata ki Jai were it not for the law of the land.
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