Ramdev Early life
Baba Ramdev is a renowned yoga teacher known to have popularised yoga among Indians through television and his mass yoga camps. Millions of people attend his yoga camps.
Swami Ramdev (Born: 11 January 1965) is popularly known as Baba Ramdev. A large number of people in India and abroad attend his yoga camps. Swami Ramdev was born as Ram Krishna to Gulab Devi and Ram Nivas in the village Saiyad Alipur (Alipur) of Mahendragarh district in Haryana, India. After offering free yoga training to villagers for some time, he moved to Haridwar, Uttarakhand and spent several years studying ancient Indian scriptures at Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya. This included a rare book by Aurobindo Ghosh, Yogic Sadhan, translated from Bangla into Hindi by Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil. After reading this small booklet, he went to the caves of the Himalayas and practised intense self-discipline and meditation.
Divya Yog Mandir Trust
He shot into prominence when he started the Divya Yog Mandir Trust in the company of Acharya Bal Krishna at Kankhal Haridwar. In 2003, Aastha TV began featuring him in its morning yoga slot. Within a few years, he had gathered a huge following. He is known for his efforts in popularising yoga, and the New York Times called him “an Indian, who built Yoga Empire, a product and symbol of the New India, a yogic fusion of Richard Simmons, Dr Oz and Oprah Winfrey, irrepressible and bursting with Vedic wisdom”. Many people in India and abroad have attended his yoga camps.
Yoga Empire and Net Worth
Baba Ramdev, allegedly called a business tycoon, has built a global yoga empire stretching from India to a remote island in Scotland, with declared revenues of $190 million.
Swami Ramdev’s yoga
Swami Ramdev primarily teaches the Pranayama form of yoga. The program consists of six breathing exercises in a specific sequence. Most other yoga teachers emphasise the practice of asanas (yoga postures), while Baba Ramdev focuses more on breathing exercises.
Founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth
He founded the Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar to promote and practice yoga and Ayurveda. Patanjali Yogpeeth has two campuses in India, Patanjali Yogpeeth-I and Patanjali Yogpeeth-II, and several others in the UK, US, Nepal, Canada, and Mauritius.
Delivered lecture at United Nations
As a part of social engagement, Kofi Annan 2006 invited Baba Ramdev to deliver a lecture on poverty alleviation at a United Nations conference; Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to participate in the Swachh Bharat Mission.
- For his recognition of Yoga, he received awards such as the Tarun Kranti Award at Ahmedabad in the National Icon category by Narendra Modi in 2012.
- Government of Haryana appointed Ramdev as the brand ambassador of Yoga and Ayurveda in 2015.
- Felicitated by K.L. Chugh, Chairman of ASSOCHAM, at the 5th Global Knowledge Millennium Summit in 2007.
Swami Ramdev’s age, height and weight
Swami Ramdev’s age is 57 years. His height is 173 cm. His qualification is 8th Standard. But he also attended Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya.