Have not got a Nobel Prize because I am black, says Baba Ramdev

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 7, 2015, 10:42 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 5:01 am IST
The yoga guru allegedly made the statement at an event in Ranchi
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev (Photo: PTI)
 Yoga guru Baba Ramdev (Photo: PTI)

Ranchi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is not new to controversies and in a new statement, Ramdev has allegedly claimed that he has not been bestowed with a Nobel Prize yet because he is 'black'.

According to a ETV report, the Yoga guru made the bizarre statement during a yoga event being conducted in Ranchi. He claimed that if it weren't for his skin colour, he would have been honoured with a Nobel Prize, which is considered to be the most prestigious award in the world.

"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 reportedly said.

The winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize awards were announced only recently in October. Each prize is worth 8 million Swedish kronor ($960,000) and the winner is given a diploma along with a  gold medal.

What prompted Baba Ramdev to make such a statement is not yet known. According to reports, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was also present at the event where the Yoga Guru made the strange claim.

 

 

 

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