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Sri Sri Ravishankar meets fasting Ramdev for second time

June 11, 2011 - Dehradun

Spiritual guru Sri Ravishankar on Saturday met Baba Ramdev at the Himalayan Hospital, Jolly Grant, here in a bid to persuade him to end his fast-unto-death protest against corruption and black money, which has entered its eighth day.

The spiritual guru had also met Ramdev on Friday and asked him to start eating solid food.

He also confirmed that he is mediating between the government and Baba Ramdev, who have been at war since last Saturday night.

The Uttarakhand Government too appealed to Baba Ramdev to end his fast earlier in the day.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank once again appealed to the yoga guru, who is refusing to give up his fast amid concerns raised by his followers, to end his fast.

The doctors attending on Ramdev today said the health condition of the yoga guru is improving and he is being treated in a VIP ward

"Last night, we observed a sudden fall in Baba Ramdev's parameters, which we succeeded in bringing back to normal through immediate medical treatment. Presently, all the parameters of Baba Ramdev are in control, but he is feeling difficulty in speaking and sitting," Dr Deepak Goel, part of the medical team that is monitoring Ramdev's health, told reporters.

"He is reporting symptoms of fatigue and weakness. This is the situation for today. A team of specialised doctors, who are experts in their respective fields, are administering the treatment to Baba Ramdev and the situation is under control. His Blood Pressure is 110/78 and his pulse is 68," he added.

The fasting yoga guru was shifted on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance at his Patanjali Yogpeeth and taken out of Haridwar on Friday.

Ramdev was given glucose on Friday, but he has refused to end his hunger strike.

The yoga guru has been on a hunger strike against corruption along with 65,000 followers when the Delhi Police on the Central government's orders dismantled the elaborate camp late on the night of June 4 that had been set up at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan.


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