‘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.
Took yog shivir of thousands of yogis in Haridwar today. I am safe and healthy. Don’t believe on any rumours pic.twitter.com/6P2KlUXw8l
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) April 25, 2017