After being refused twice, founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar eventually succeeded in ending the fast of Baba Ramdev by offering him juice. A host of saints including Morari Bapu, Kripalu ji Maharaj, Sant Gyananad of Haridwar were present while the baba drank the glass of citrus fruit (Mausami) to end the 9 day fast that began at the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on June 4.
Briefing mediapersons at around 11:10 am at the premises of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, Jollygrant, Dehradun, Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that Baba Ramdev had broken the fast but said that he would continue the Satyagraha till the objective he is struggling for is achieved.
“His health is improving and we hope he would be out of the hospital soon”, said the spiritual guru. His life is very precious and we could not have watched him give it up like that. The whole of the saint community urged him to end the fast so that he would continue to inspire the society, said he.
Earlier, chief minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal and former Chief Minister of Haryana Om Prakash Chautala, former union minister Subramanyam Swami met Baba Ramdev at the hospital.
We have come here to appeal to Baba Ramdev with the slogan ‘Anshan todo, desh jodo’ (end the fast and unite the country), said Chautala. Hindustan Times