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'The Monk Who Became Chief Minister' Explores Yogi Adityanath's journey

IANS  |  New Delhi 

From being a shy boy in initial days to a monk who became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically significant state, a new book brings alive the life of Yogi Adityanath

Written by Shantanu Gupta, "The Monk Who Became Chief Minister" (Bloomsbury/Rs 299, pp 164), the book explores how a nathpanthi monk learnt the nuances of from his guru, Mahant Awaidnath and rose to take the highest position in Uttar Pradesh's .

The book takes the reader through Adityanath's initial learning days, his sanyas and his rigorous training in Vedic education.

"From being a rebel politician inside and outside the party, he now has become a man of consensus. Through extensive research I have accumulated unseen pictures, unheard instances, first-time interviews, with people close to Yogi, in this biography," the author said in a statement.



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First Published: Wed, August 16 2017. 18:10 IST