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Yog Guru Ramdev launches Coronil drug, the first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19 by Patanjali', at Constitution Club, in New Delhi. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the event.

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Yog Guru Ramdev launches Coronil drug, the first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19 by Patanjali', at Constitution Club, in New Delhi.

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Yog Guru Ramdev launches Coronil drug, the first evidence-based medicine for COVID-19 by Patanjali', at Constitution Club, in New Delhi.

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Junapithadheeshwar Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Awadheshanand Maharaj, Geeta Manishi Swami Gyananandji Maharaj, Yogguru Swami Ramdev, and others during the inauguration of saint's conference at the International Geeta Festival 2020 in Kurukshetra.

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Baba Ramdev (C) along with Acharya Balkrishna (R) launches an Ayurvedic medicine kit that they claimed can treat coronavirus patients within seven days.

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Yoga guru Baba Ram Dev performs yoga with youngsters on the occasion of International Yoga Day, at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev conducts 'Yoga Protocol Rehearsal' at Har Ki Pauri, in Haridwar.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Baba Ramdev exchange greetings during a yoga camp of the latter, in Hubli

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev addresses during one day yoga camp, in Hubli.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual guru Kamlesh Patel (also known as Daaji) during the inauguration event of a meditation center at Kanha Santi Vanam, in Hyderabad.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev addresses a press conference at Constitutional Club, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Baba Ramdev after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev ji, in New Delhi

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Baba Ramdev and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa hold 'Kal taaran Guru Nanak aaya' after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev ji, in New Delhi

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Baba Ramdev after paying obeisance at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev ji, in New Delhi

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NSA Ajit Doval looks on as Baba Ramdev and Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad greet each other during an inter-religious faith meeting at Doval's residence in New Delhi.

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NSA Ajit Doval speaks during an inter-religious faith meeting at his residence in New Delhi.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev & other saints during 'Summanjali Samaroh' on 550th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak Dev at Karshni Ramanreti Ashram in Mathura.

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In this file photo, Ram Jethmalani and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev gesture as they address a news conference in New Delhi following the Supreme Court's verdict on midnight violent incident at the Ramlila Maidan last year.

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In this file photo, Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare and Ram Jethmalani at an anti-black money rally, 2011.

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Dignitaries and other people attend the last rites of former finance minister Arun Jaitley at Nigam Bodh Ghat, in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, along with Juna Akhara's Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Avdheshanand Giri and Baba Ramdev, attends the Shodasi Samaroh (a tribute paying ceremony) of Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj in Haridwar.

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Yog guru Baba Ramdev addresses a press conference ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2019, in Patna.

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BJP candidate from Jaipur rural Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with his wife Gayathri Rathore and Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, shows victory sign as he leaves after filing nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, in Jaipur

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Baba Ramdev (L) attend Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Dharm Sansad' during the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Baba Ramdev (L) attend Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Dharm Sansad' during the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev demonstrates yoga at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, third from left, and Swami Narendra Giri, left, President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad attend a ceremony after Hindu holy men were initiated as Naga Sadhus at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

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Yoga Guru Ramdev with Akhada Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri and newly-initiated 'Naga Sadhus' on the banks of the Ganges river during the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad.

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Yoga Guru Ramdev with Akhada Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri and newly-initiated 'Naga Sadhus' on the banks of the Ganges river during the ongoing Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar with Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, in Chandigarh.

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BJP President Amit Shah being felicitated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev during the inauguration of newly-built second campus of Acharyakulum at Patanjali Yog Peeth, in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev milks a cow during the launch of Patanjali's dairy products in New Delhi.

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MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju with Baba Ramdev (R) during the 5th Hartalika Teej Maha Mahotsav 2018, in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev addresses an all party condolence meeting organised for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi.

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Swami Ramdev after being offered a 'Makhana-garland' during a function, in Patna.

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Yoga guru Ramdev Baba and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Yoga Lesson' during the International Day of Yoga, in Kota.

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Yoga guru Ramdev speaks as actor Suniel Shetty looks on during the launch of 'Mission Fit India', in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and BJP leader Ram Lal meet yoga guru Baba Ramdev during his 'Sampark for Samarthan' campaign to generate awareness about the NDA government's achievements, in New Delhi.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev performs 'yogasana' with children on the last day of the three-day yoga camp at Gaya.

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To be clear, the actor is the one on the right. Kranti Prakash Jha will play Baba Ramdev in an 85-­episode biographical series Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh. Ramdev claims to have shared all his life’s truths and was ­prepared to face any resulting sangharsh (struggle). The writers have worked very hard to get it right—their own Bhagirath prayas, perhaps.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna at the announcement of availability of Patanjali products across major online portals, in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev with Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna and leading eCommerce CEO's at the announcement of availability of Patanjali products across major online portals, in New Delhi.

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TRS MP Kavitha, accompanied by a delegation, meeting Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balakrishna in Hyderabad.

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Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, MoS for Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Swami Ramdev cooking Khichdi in a giant wok at the World Food India 2017 festival in New Delhi to create a world record and popularise it as Brand India food.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Swami Ramdev during inauguration of a meditation centre in Vrindavan, Mathura.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs Yoga during International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs Yoga during International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad.

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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh performing Yoga during a three-day Yoga event organised by Baba Ramdev, in Motihari.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and yoga guru Baba Ramdev participate in a yoga practice session in Lucknow ahead of 'Yoga Diwas' or International Day of Yoga, which is to be held on June 21.

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Swami Ramdev performs Yoga with foreign participants at a camp in Haridwar.

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Patanjali Ayurved founders yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Bal Krishna during annual press conference of Patanjali at constitution club, in New Delhi.

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Patanjali Ayurved founders yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Bal Krishna during annual press conference of Patanjali at constitution club, in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev during annual press conference of Patanjali at constitution club, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling the plaque to mark the inauguration of the Patanjali Research Institute, in Haridwar. Yoga Guru Ramdev is also seen.

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Baba Ramdev during a visit of construction side of Patanjali harbal food and park at Tezpur, Ghoramari.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath greets Swami Ramdev during Yog Mahotsav,, in Lucknow.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje with Yoga guru Baba Ramdev at a function in Kishangarh, Rajasthan.

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Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh performs yoga with Swami Ramdev at Agenda Aaj Tak 2016 Summit, in New Delhi.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Baba Ramdev greet newly couple Aditya along with Ketki daughter of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, in Nagpur.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev talks to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, in Patna.

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The new postures have successfully unravelled like instant noodles in boiled water

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Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal with Baba Ramdev in Patanjali, Haridwar.

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When Baba Ramdev took the field briefly (in colour- matched boots too) for a match between Bollywood stars and MPs, he repeatedly pierced the ragged def­ence of lawmakers with ease. Who won eventually? Bollywood, for they have clearer goals.

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Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Babul Supriyo touches the feet of Baba Ramdev during a charitable football match, in New Delhi.

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Baba Ramdev kicks a ball at the start of a charitable football match, in New Delhi.

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Baba Ramdev kicks a ball at the start of a charitable football match, in New Delhi

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Baba Ramdev with MPs during a charitable football match between Bollywood actors and parliamentarians, in New Delhi.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev kicks a ball ahead of a match between celebrities and parliamentarians in New Delhi.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari with Swami Ramdev during the International Conference on ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond', in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ram Dev, leads a yoga session at a rehearsal ahead of International Yoga Day at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ram Dev, leads a yoga session at a rehearsal ahead of International Yoga Day at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu gets tips from Yoga exponent Ramdev during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Yoga exponent Ramdev and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu practice Yoga along with others during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath.

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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar with yoga guru Baba Ramdev during Yoga camp, in Faridabad.

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Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and others during the ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit 2016’ in Gurgaon.

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Racing Ramdev Taking Baba Ramdev on his own turf is none other than Shilpa Shetty. One thing is for sure—Shilpa’s yoga DVD can outsell any Patanjali product.

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Khaki Start Ramdev with RSS’s Mohan Bhagwat in Haridwar, 2014

Laid In Stone Ramdev with S.K. Sahay, governor S.S. Razi etc at the Jharkhand Mega Food Park project, ’09

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Baba Ramdev during the launch of the 'Patanjali Atta Noodles' by Patanajali Ayurved, the FMCG venture promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, launched noodles aiming to take on Nestle's Maggi which has returned to the market after a 5-month ban.

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Baba Ramdev eats noodles during the launch of the 'Patanjali Atta Noodles' by Patanajali Ayurved, the FMCG venture promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, launched noodles aiming to take on Nestle's Maggi which has returned to the market after a 5-month ban.

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Yog guru baba Ramdev at the launch of the 'Patanjali Atta Noodles' by Patanajali Ayurved, the FMCG venture promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, launched noodles aiming to take on Nestle's Maggi which has returned to the market after a 5-month ban. The venture plans to set up six manufacturing plants for 'Patanjali Atta Noodles' to add to the existing unit based in Haridwar as looks to cater to more states.

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Kishore Biyani, founder and chief executive officer of Future Group, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna during a programme to announce Patanjali tie up with Future Group to sell its products through its outlets, in New Delhi.

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Kishore Biyani, founder and chief executive officer of Future Group, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna during a programme to announce Patanjali tie up with Future Group to sell its products through its outlets in New Delhi.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev during a programme to announce Patanjali tie up with Future Group to sell its products through its outlets, in New Delhi.

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Kishore Biyani, founder and chief executive officer of Future Group, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna during a programme to announce Patanjali tie up with Future Group to sell its products through its outlets in New Delhi.

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev during a programme to announce Patanjali tie up with Future Group to sell its products through its outlets, in New Delhi.

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Baba Ramdev performs Yoga with Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar at a practice session for the International Day of Yoga, in Panchkula.

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Baba Ramdev performs Yoga with Mufti Shamoon Qasmi at a practice session of the International Day of Yoga Rehersal Camp, Jawarhar Lal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Baba Ramdev After Dhirendra Brahmachari’s yoga classes on Doordarshan, Ramdev has played a big role in making yoga a mass activity; dabbles in politically charged issues like black money

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev teaching yoga during Conference–Cum–Exhibition on Illness to Wellness - The Yoga Way organised by ASSOCHAM in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev teaching yoga during Conference–Cum–Exhibition on Illness to Wellness - The Yoga Way organised by ASSOCHAM in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev during a press conference. Ramdev slammed his critics for claiming that 'Divya Putrajeevak Seed', sold by Divya Pharmacy, guarantees a male child.

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Ramdev during a press conference. Ramdev slammed his critics for claiming that 'Divya Putrajeevak Seed', sold by Divya Pharmacy, guarantees a male child.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev during a press conference. Ramdev slammed his critics for claiming that 'Divya Putrajeevak Seed', sold by Divya Pharmacy, guarantees a male child.

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Asana Greco-Roman He has made an empire out of yoga and ayurvedic products, and made a dash for politics when he was almost propped up as an alternative Anna Hazare. It seems Baba Ramdev knows other sport too—his wrestling bout at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar drew much applause.

Baba Ramdev exhibits his wrestling skills on ashram's foundation day, in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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