What am going to tell you is very unbelievable. An Indian yogi called; Prahlad Jani, claims that he hasn’t ever eaten or had a drink in the last 70 years. He says that the goddess Amba sustains him. According to wikipedia;
Two observational studies of Jani have been conducted, one in 2003 and one in 2010, both involving Dr Sudhir Shah, a neurologist at the Sterling Hospitals in Ahmedabad, India, who had studied people claiming to have exceptional abilities, including other fasters such as Hira Ratan Manek. In both cases the investigators confirmed Jani’s ability to survive healthily without food and water during the testing periods, although neither study was submitted to a scientific journal. When questioned six days into the 2010 experiment, the DRDO spokesperson announced that the study’s findings would be “confidential” until results were established, and a further official press release by the team stated that any inside analysis information may be disclosed only at the discretion of the principal investigator, DIPAS. Uninvolved doctors and other critics have questioned the validity of the studies and stated their belief that, although people can survive for days without food or water, it is not possible to survive for years, especially since glucose, a substrate critical to brain function, isn’t provided. The veracity of Mataji’s claims has also never been independently confirmed with all tests being indigenously conducted.
Scientists who have conducted a series of tests to prove his claims are amazed at their findings. They conducted another 15-day study in which they observed the man around the clock. And reports were that they’re baffled — he didn’t eat, didn’t drink, didn’t urinate, and didn’t pass stool. The researchers supposedly conducted a number of tests, and found him to be “healthier than an average 40 year old!” While this is certainly a hoax, it poses an entertaining thought experiment — what if humans didn’t have to eat to survive? Jani claims he hasn’t had a bite to eat nor a drop to drink since childhood, and has been the subject of numerous stories and documentaries over the years.
Dr. Sudhir Shah said that Jani gargled water and took baths, but consumed nothing. While thin, Jani is healthy, doctors said. “Somebody doesn’t take water for seven or eight days he surely dies,” Shah said.
This seems absolutely crazy — it defies all we know about human biology and nutrition. Clearly, these tests need to be verified further, and carried out with greater rigor and transparency if anyone is to believe a word of the results. After all, if there were a way for a man to live healthily for 70 years without eating, the implications on human society would be absolutely enormous. Disaster survival, resource consumption, hunger — everything would change.
The director of DIPAS said that the results of the observations could “tremendously benefit mankind”, as well as “soldiers, victims of calamities and astronauts”, all of whom may have to survive without food or water for long durations. They as weel took blood samples from him in order to get verifiable results about his claims.
So many television channels and documentaries has so far been written about this man and now, codedwap.com.ng. I just thought it’s quite interesting piece to bring it up to your notice. Feel free to google him more, more pics are seen below;
Meet the Indian man who hasn’t eaten or drunk anything for 70 years!!!