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    Observation of Prahlad Jani, an Indian Mystic

     
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Well, I know that this is a sungazing website, but I found the recently-reported case of Prahallad Jani (aka Prahlad Jani or Prahalad Jani), a mystical devotee in India who claims never to drink water nor eat food, to be interesting enough that when I was offered the letter below, I decided to post it on this website, even though Prahallad Jani is not a sungazer.

A Letter from a Supervising Medical Doctor about the Fasting Claims of Prahallad Jani

Via a number of news reports during November 2003, many of us have heard by now of the 76 year-old ascetic in India who is a member of a small goddess-worshipping sect who lives in caves in Ambajee near Gabbar, India, who is a devotee of the goddess Mataji, and who claims not only not to eat at all, but also not to drink any water, nor to ever urinate nor defecate.  He claims that he receives nourishment only via drops of amber nectar which drip from a small hole in the roof of his mouth; this nectar is mentioned in many Yogic and Qi Gong traditions under many names.  Prahallad Jani claims that they was visited by, and blessed by, the goddess Mataji (whom his sect worships) at age eight, and that this produced his abilities. In late November 2003, a medical doctor in India who was involved in the supervised observation of Prahallad Jani e-mailed a rather detailed report on the recent medically-supervised observation of Mr. Jani to Hira Manek.   Hira Manek and the author have given permission for me to post this letter to the website. I have taken the liberty of converting all colored fonts (blue, red, etc.) in the document to black so that the message may be readable on all e-mail clients....

Please note that the neurologist Dr. Sudhir Shah who is mentioned in the article, along with some other doctors mentioned in the same article, have also participated in past studies of Hira Manek, some for hundreds of days in duration.  I have posted a medical journal article by Dr. Shah on studies of Hira Manek to a page on this site, at:
http://sungazing.vpinf.com/shah-hypoth-411fast2.html
 

From: "DRURMAN DHRUV" 
Subject: Fwd: 
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 10:41:37 +0000

Dr.Urman A.Dhruv M.D.
Consulting Physician And Diabetologist
Visiting Physician S A L Hospital Ahmedabad
Visiting Diabetologist, Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad

 
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Date: 27 Nov 2003 10:28:08 -0000 
Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad was invited to supervise the protocol of genuinity of a claim made by Mr. Prahallad Jani that he is not passing urine for a prolonged period and not taking anything orally including food or liquid for the same period. 
Mr Jani is a male aged 76 years claiming to reside in caves of Ambajee near Gabbar for many years. According to him,he was blessed by Matajee at the age of 8 yrs and since then his demands for food and water disappeared and he did not require passing urine or micturating. 
Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad is a nonbiased body made up of 20 committee members and 400 + members, all being the most reputed physicians or super specialists of the city. We decided to make a panel of doctors which included eminent Senior Physicians,Cardiologists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeon, Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, Nephrologists, Urosurgeon, ENT surgeon, Psychiatrist, Ophthalmologist, Genetic counselor, Radiologists, Sonologists and many more. Secretary of association DR URMAN DHRUV took over the charge and the panel was headed by DR SUDHIR SHAH the eminent Neurologist of the city. Sterling Hospital agreed to bear the cost and sponsor the whole project and DR V N SHAH the eminent Diabetologist represented the hospital..Most of the committee members of our association were also kind enough to examine Mr. Jani and opine. 
Mr jani underwent an affidavit as suggested by the ethical committee of the hospital. He was explained all the facts of his condition and the critical points when the committee of doctors will advice him to stop the attempt or the committee will withdraw its association with him. Mr. jani was kept in Neuro ICCU for first 24 hours and then as per the protocol decided by the committee, he was shifted to a specially prepared room no 604 where the toilet was sealed off. Arrangement for 24 hour video camera shooting was made in the room. Round the clock security was arranged outside the room which was having a fully glass panel door. A hospital staff was appointed on rotational basis to stay inside the room throughout 24 hours. Mr. jani agreed to avoid bath for first 7 days and 100 ml water was given to him daily under supervision for mouth wash and was collected back after measurement. He underwent all possible investigations at the base line which all were normal. During the project, he underwent regular blood investigations daily or on alternate days as suggested by the team of doctors. We took serial ultrasonography of urinary bladder as many as two times a day and MRI of brain and gut.He was allowed free movement in the room and was offered the prayers as per his requirement. 
The attempt started on 12th of November and the committee went on reviewing the reports daily to decide the further steps. Initially the attempt was to continue for 7 days but his health and investigations have allowed us to continue his attempt at the day 10 also. The committee is keeping a close watch on his all parameters. After day 10 , the committee is satisfied with following matter 
1 The protocol was strictly adhered to 
2 Mr Jani has not passed or dribbled urine during these 10 days. 
3 He has not taken anything by mouth or by any other routes not even water for 10 days. 
4 All his parameters are till date within physiological range. 
5 He has shown evidence of formation of urine, which seems to be reabsorbed from his bladder wall.However at present the committee does not have any scientific explanation for the same but the help of senior scientists and medical personnel of the country is being taken for the same. 
Actually,the laboratory of DIPAS [Defence Institute Of Physiology And Allied Sciences ] is involved from day 1 in this project. Professor Dr. Selwamurthy is guiding the project and the committee is in daily touch with this top scientist of the country.He has agreed to do further research and is likely to visit at appropriate time. 
We are thankful to the whole team of doctors, sterling hospital esp. DR GADHAVI THE SUPERINTENDENT of the hospital and the person Mr. jani. 
THIS WAS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO PROVE OR DISPROVE ANYONE BUT AN EFFORT TO UNDERSTAND A NEW DIMENSION IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCE. 
DR URMAN DHRUV 
SECRETARY 
ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF AHMEDABAD 
DR SUDHIR SHAH 
NEUROLOGIST AND HEAD OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE PROJECT 
DR V N SHAH 
DIABETOLOGIST AND DIRECTOR STERLING HOSPITAL 
21 11 2003 

---------------------- END of Letter from Dr. Urman Dhruv -------------

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