‘Death’ news of Ramdev Baba goes viral, proved hoax

New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is currently trending on social media websites and mobile apps like Whatsapp after rumours about his death in a road accident went viral. However, the photographs and news have been proved a hoax.

A WhatsApp thread involving a couple of photos of Ramdev suggests that the yoga guru and four others met with an accident while travelling from Pune to Mumbai.

A sense of panic also spread among his followers after a picture showed Ramdev was being carried on a stretcher from an ambulance while another image showed a brutally crashed car.

The death hoax spread like wildfire on the social media so much that Baba Ramdev had to post a tweet  rubbishing the rumour.