Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Man alive without Food & Water since 70 Years

Human Being  and its body is the most weirdest and interesting thing.. which is still a puzzle to many people,but the modern technology has helped cracking its working and function.. thanks to smart brains and inventions to help them smart people(Doctors) to sort out the cure.I had always heard from my teachers and friends, etc that people could be alive without food for a month, without water for a week,and a minute without air.

But, it seem weird when i came to know about   Prahlad Jani, 83 years old man who says that he has lived without Food or Water for 70 Years.Well, Prahlad Jani grew up in Charod village in the Mehsana district in Gujarat.Its been know that this man is a yogi(Who does yoga) and holy man, Prahlad Jani living in India has the attention of the Indian military because of his assert that he does not require food or water to live. Now, Indian doctors are studying a man who claims to have spent the last seventy years without food and water. Due to the claim of Prahlad Jani, the long-haired and bearded yogi is under 24-hour surveillance by a team of 30 specialists during three weeks of tests at a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

Sudhir Shah, a Neurophysician from Sterling University said, “This is unexceptional: A person can live without food and water for three, four, seven to twelve days.” Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani has had no food or water.

Also, Jani has not been to the toilet. It is said by doctor that his body has not yet shown symptoms of hunger or dehydration in spite of no drinking or eating. In his room, two cameras have been set up and a mobile camera films him when he goes outside, guaranteeing round-the-clock observation. The body of Jani will be scanned and his brain and heart activity measured with electrodes. There were also several test done in 2006, but doctors was unable to find any thing abnormal.

According to the London Telegraph, Prahlad Jani claims to a “breatharian,” someone who can live on “religious life force.” Also, he said that the power for survival is come from a goddess when he was 8-years-old, who pours a magic elixir into a hole in his palate and it enables him to survive without nourishment. India’s Defense Research Development Organization said, “Prahlad may hold the key to helping soldiers survive longer without food, or aid disaster victims”, while he is dismissed as “village fraud” by some people. Military doctors hope that if experiment proves, it can help soldiers to develop their endurance strategies.

Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, director of the Defense Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences told the Telegraph, “If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science. We will be able to help save human lives during natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and other natural and human extremities. We can educate people about the survival techniques in adverse conditions with little food and water or nothing at all.”

Dr Vasana Reddy, the speaker of Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) told “We would like to keep the information confidential for the time being, but we shall share it when the results are established.” Authorities at the Sterling Hospital, which is hosting & helping the examination, were more approaching. They claimed it may “help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions, even extra terrestrial explorations like future missions to Moon and Mars by the human race.”

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