Fact Check: Here’s the truth behind this picture of Baba Ramdev with a woman

A picture of Baba Ramdev with a woman is being shared on social media with a text that indirect implication that Ramdev is also caught in a sex scandal like many other spritual leaders.

The text on the post read, ” लगता है इसका भी टाइम नज़दीक है. “


At the time of filing this report, the above post had around 30,000 shares.

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile fact-checked the image, we found that the claim is fake.

On putting the image through Reverse Image Search, we found a post on Baba Ramdev‘s official Facebook page. 

In the post, dated November 26, 2014, he explained that the woman in the picture is Priti, a cancer patient. He also said that she is a family memeber of one of the founders of Patanjali Yogpeeth and he met her at Vedanta Hospital to give her his blessings. 

“दुष्प्रचार करने वालों कुछ तो शर्म करो !
यह बहन, जिसका नाम प्रीती है, आयु 27 वर्ष है, cancer से पीड़ित है, जीवन और मौत के बीच संघर्ष कर रही है |
पतंजलि योगपीठ के फाउंडर मेंबर के परिवार की इस बहन को वेदांता अस्पताल में मिलकर आशीर्वाद दिया, प्राणायाम सिखाया और आयुर्वेदिक औषधियां दीं ।
ऐसे रोगियों के बारें में दुष्प्रचार करने वालों कुछ तो शर्म करो । यदि ये महिला आपकी माँ, बहन, बेटी होती तो क्या आप ऐसे ही भद्दे कमेंट्स करते
– स्वामी रामदेव” the text read. 

 

This proves that the implications in the viral post is fake. 

 

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