Ranchi: In a bizarre statement, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday claimed that he was denied a Nobel Prize because he is ‘black’.
According to a ETV report, Ramdev during a yoga event in Ranchi stated that he would have been honoured with the Nobel Prize by now if it wasn’t for the colour of his skin.
“If I would have been a fair-skinned person, the Nobel Prize would have been awarded to me till now for my work in the field of yoga. But, it has been denied to me because I am black”, Ramdev said.
Reportedly, this statement by the yoga guru came during an event in which Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was also present. Reports also claimed that Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was also present in the yoga event in which Ramdev made the controversial statement.
Born as Ramkrishna Yadav in Haryana, Baba Ramdev enjoys immense clout across India. He is best known for popularising yoga among Indians through his mass yoga camps. He founded the Patanjali Group of Institutions. Of late, he has been also vocal on many political issues.