Not many old photographs of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his deputy Acharya Balkrishna, of their youth days, are available in public domain. According to Ashram people the duo met in a cave in Gangotri to become lifelong friends.
Baba Ramdev is in Assam these days to conduct Yoga camp. Acharya Balkrishna was thrilled to find an old photograph from a home he visited Nalbari in Assam on Sunday. Terming it a treasure, Balkrishna says, “I had the chance to visit old homes in Nalbari Boroland and we found this piece of heritage.”
The photograph shows Baba Ramdev wearing sunglasses and standing on an attentive position in front of a bus. His close aide also features on the photograph, standing with Acharya Karamveer and Veernath Yogi.
Balkrishna shared the photograph on his twitter account claiming the photograph was taken some 25 year back when they headed for north-east to promote Yoga and do service to the nation.
There are many stories about the early days of Baba Ramdev and his deputy. Visit Kirpalu Ashram in Haridwar and local residents will tell you, “They used to peddle cycle some years back.” Many other will tell you about Baba Ramdev selling medicines on cycle. Some will even claim that Ramdev used to perform small rituals in home with his brother Ram Bharat.
In a span of two decades, Patanjali Yogpeeth has made astonishing growth in the economical world. Patanjali Yogpeeth general secretary Acharya Balkrishna was rated as 19th richest Indian by Forbes, with. The net worth business was assesses to be 6.55 billion dollars.
The photograph shows Acharya Balkrishna and Baba Ramdev in their twenties. During their 1992 tour Ramdev and his aide stayed in local village, offering basic infrastructure. And in one decade Baba Ramdev has made Patanjali a house hold name in India through his consumer products.