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Newsmaker: Yoga Guru Ramdev

Ramdev's search for Sanjivani is still on

Until a few years ago the English media knew very little about him. When Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat took on Ramdev for allegedly using human and animal bones in the medicines manufactured at his pharmacy, it came as a blessing in disguise for the yoga guru. Not only did he wriggle out of the controversy, he also became synonymous with ‘swadeshi’ – in fact, its brand ambassador. Thereafter, the mass following of the man in saffron robes only grew, and simultaneously, he was catapulted into a situation where he began rubbing shoulders with top ...