Baba Ramdev, who is also known as Ramdev Baba is an Indian Hindu Guru. He is highly popular across the world for his unending efforts to to popularise Yogic Sciences (Yoga). Ramdev Baba has followers throughout India and has thousands of disciples who practice and preach Yoga. Rambev Baba has been famous recently for his fight against corruption and black money in India. He has been demanding for bringing back money saved in Swiss Bank accounts by Indian politician and businessmen. He is also demanding cancellation of high denomination currency notes (Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500). He has announced indefinite Satyagraha from 4th June 2011 at Ramlila Grounds (Ramlila Maidan), New Delhi to fight against the attitude of Central Government in resolving his demands. Following is the profile cum bio-data of Baba Ramdev:
Ramdev Baba is the founder member of Divya Yoga Mandir Trust. This trust is more popular as Pajanjali Yogpeeth, which mainly aims at popularising Yoga and also offer Ayurvedi Treatments. The Yogpeet was in news some time back for the alleged use of animal and human remains for ayurvedic treatment. Following are some more details of Ramdev Baba:
Birtha and Family of Ramdev Baba:
Baba Ramdev was born in 1953 at Alipur in the Mahendragarh District of Haryana, India. Baba Ramdev accepted Sanyas which means monastic living. His childhood name was Ramkishan and hanged his name to Ramdev after taking Sanyasa. Baba Ramdev’s father's name is Shri Ram Niwas and mother's name is Smt. Gulab Devi. Baba Ramdev is a disciple of Acharya Balkrishan Ji, who is a great scholar of Ayurveda. He is known as the soul mate and also a very good freind of Baba Ramdev. Acharya Balkrishna is basically a physician with a degree in Ayurveda System of Medicine.
Baba Ramdev's Education:
Baba Ramdev's early education (Till the 8th standard) was completed in Shahbajpur. Ramdev was admitted to the Gurukul at Kalwa (near Jind, Haryana) when he was at 14 years of age. Young Ramdev studied Sanskrit and Yoga under the guidance of Acharya Shri Baldevji at Gurukul. He received a Post Graduate (Acarya) degree with specialization in Sanskrit Vyakarana, Yoga, Darsana, Vedas and Upanisads. The life, writings and works of Maharsi Dayanand were inspired Baba Ramdev to a great extent. Ramdev thoroughly studied classics such as Satyartha Prakasa, Rigvedadibhasyabhumika etc.