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Baba Ramdev Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Net Worth & More

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Hometown: Mahendragarh, Haryana
Age: 53 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried

Baba Ramdev

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Real NameRamkishen Yadav
Nickname(s)Baba Ji, Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru, Yoga Rishi, Swami Ji
Profession(s)Yoga Guru, Businessman
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1965
Age (as in 2018) 53 Years
BirthplaceSaidalipur, Mahendragarh, East Punjab (Now, Haryana), India
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureBaba Ramdev signature
NationalityIndian
HometownSaid Alipur, Mahendragarh, Haryana
SchoolA govt. school in Shahzadpur, Haryana, India
College/UniversityGurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Educational Qualification8th Standard
ReligionHinduism
CasteOBC
Food HabitVegetarian
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
HobbiesTravelling, Singing, Playing Sports
Controversies• In 2006, he said that in order to put a brake on AIDS cases, sex education should be replaced with yoga education.
• In 2011, he jumped out of the stage in Ramlila ground in Delhi by wrapping a dupatta, after a big unit of police and RAF came to detain him.
Ramdev Ramlila ground controversy
• In 2013, he was detained at the London's Heathrow Airport by airport authorities for around 8 hours for an unknown reason.
• He urged to stop the release of Aamir Khan's "PK" as he condemned the image of Hinduism shown in the movie.
• In December 2016, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurveda was fined worth Rs. 11 lakh for "misbranding and putting up misleading advertisements", by a court in Haridwar.
• Once his products; Amla and Aloe vera juices were found unfit for consumption at West Bengal Public Health Laboratory in Kolkata. [1]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Ram Nivas Yadav (Farmer)
Mother- Gulabo Devi
Parents of Baba Ramdev
SiblingsBrother- Ram Bharat (CEO of a firm in Patanjali Ayurveda)
Brother of Baba Ramdev
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Fruits, Vegetables
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesAs in 2011, he and Acharya Balkrishna own 34 companies with an annual turnover estimated at over Rs 1,100 crore. [2]IndiaToday
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)As in 2018, his Patanjali Ayurveda's empire was worth around $9.3 billion (Rs.60,000 crores)

Baba Ramdev

Some Lesser Known Facts About Baba Ramdev

  • Does Baba Ramdev smoke?: No
  • Does Baba Ramdev drink alcohol?: No
  • In childhood, he remained silent most of the time. He was not obstinate and always remained content.
  • He suffered a paralytic attack in his childhood due to the adverse effect of a medical incident that seriously affected the left side of his body, leaving him paralyzed. He credits yoga for his miraculous recovery from it.
  • According to his parents, once upon a time, some saints came to his village and they recited the messages of Saint Paramhansa. Since then, he decided to be a saint.
  • In a TV reality show, Ramdev disclosed that he used to study by second-hand books. He always stood 1st in the class. He used to keep books clean and the next year, he sold all the books with more price than the market price.
  • When he was 6 years old, he fell off the roof while playing with his sister. He injured his head and bleeding occurred for long. He was almost dead, however, after medication, he recovered soon.
  • When Ramdev turned 7, he faced another life-threatening incident while playing with his friends in a pond. he began to drown in that pond. Upon hearing the commotion of children, a villager saved him.
  • In childhood, he was overweight. Everyone used to tease him. When he was 8 years old, he got boils on his skin and faced difficulty while walking, then he started practising yoga.
  • Once upon a time, when he was in school, somebody accused him of stealing oil. Ramdev’s father beat him up without knowing the truth.
  • A teacher of Ramdev used to smoke in his class due to which Ramdev got teased. At that time, he could not make that teacher quit smoking but later, when he became a hermit, he used to tell that anecdote to other people while delivering speeches on tobacco and alcohol. One day, a letter came to him on which it was written that his teacher has quit smoking now.
  • Ramdev attended school till 8th standard, after which he joined a gurukul where he learnt Sanskrit and Yoga.
  • He was the student of Acharya Baldev Ji in Gurukul Kalwa and learned yoga from Guru Karanvir, a member of Arya Samaj.
  • He met Acharya Balkrishna in the 1990s, at Tripura Yoga Ashram, Kankhal, Haridwar. Later, they both went together to study in the Himalayas, where Ramdev focused on yoga and Balakrishna on Ayurveda.

    Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishan

    Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishan

  • After becoming a ‘Sanyasi’ (Hermit), Swami Shankar Dev Ji changed Ramdev’s name from Ramkishen to Ramdev. Thus, he was called Baba or Swami Ramdev.
  • Baba Ji has done a deep study of Hindu scriptures and even taught them in different gurukuls in Haridwar.
  • In 1996, he established ‘Divya Yog Mandir Trust’ along with Acharya Karamveer.
  • In 2003, he started featuring on Aastha TV’s morning yoga slot.

  • The Pranayama programs he teaches consists of 7 key breathing exercises (in sequence): Bhastrika Pranayam, Kapal Bhati Pranayam, Bahaya Pranayam, Anulom Vilom Pranayama, Bhramri Pranayam, Udgeeth Pranayam, and Pranab Dwani.

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  • He considers Ram Prasad Bismil and Subash Chandra Bose as his inspirations.
  • In 2006, he established “Patanjali Yogpeeth” in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, which is considered as the world’s biggest centre for Ayurveda and Yoga, with a capacity of around 6000 people.

    Baba Ramdev established Patanjali Yogpeeth

    Baba Ramdev established Patanjali Yogpeeth

  • The name of his business enterprise was taken from the name of ‘Maharishi Patanjali,’ who is considered the father of yoga.

    Ramdev's spiritual yoga guru, Maharishi Patanjali

    Ramdev’s spiritual yoga guru, Maharishi Patanjali

  • He does not eat grains. He only eats boiled vegetables, fruits and cow milk.

  • Baba Ji is a workaholic as he wakes up at 3 ‘o’ clock in the morning and works around 18 to 20 hours a day. He starts his day by having Amla Juice (Gooseberry) because he thinks that Amla is a top immunity booster among Ayurveda medicines.
  • He has been honoured with Doctorate degrees from 4 universities across India. He was bestowed upon honorary doctorate by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • He does not possess any stake in Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd., instead, Acharya Balkrishna holds a 94% stake in Patanjali Ayurved, but Balkrishna doesn’t take any salary. Rest 8% is given to Sarwan and Sunita Poddar, a Scotland-based NRI as they gave Ramdev and Balkrishna, the first loan to start the business. Ramdev has also acquired an Island in Scotland named Little Cumbrae.
  • Ramdev’s brother Ram Bharat, his brother-in-law, Jasdev Shastri, Swami Muktanand, a disciple of Swami Shankar Dev, are the people who form the core of Ramdev’s management.
  • He proposed the health ministry of India that sex education must be replaced with yoga education to fight AIDS.
  • He wears a wooden footwears and sleeps on the floor.
  • His daily two-hour session in the morning has been the most-watched show in India since 2003, taking the attention of an average of 26 million viewers, beating news programs, movies and reality shows.
  • He has taught yoga to many celebrities including, Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and others. He has also addressed Muslim clerics at their seminary in Deoband, Uttar Pradesh.

    Shilpa Shetty doing yoga with Baba Ramdev

    Shilpa Shetty doing yoga with Baba Ramdev

  • Ramdev has inspired many people across India and abroad. One of them is Yogi Haider, a Muslim Yogi of Pakistan who teaches yoga in Pakistan and called “Baba Ramdev of Pakistan.”

    Yogi Haider, Baba Ramdev of Pakistan

    Yogi Haider, Baba Ramdev of Pakistan

  • The 14th Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi also admires Baba Ramdev. They often meet each other in programs.

    Baba Ramdev with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Baba Ramdev with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • His very close friend, Acharya Balkrishna owns 94% shares of Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd. and his net worth is around $5.1 billion. [3]Forbes
  • He likes to speak about Indian Politics, Black Money, Indian History, Social and Economic Issues of India, etc. He protested against the Indian National Congress many times and also sat on a protest with Anna Hazare in his fight to compel the govt. of India to launch Jan Lokpal Bill in 2011.

    Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare

    Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare

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