Hoax or humanity 2.0: Man claims he has not eaten for 70 years

83-year-old, Prahlad Jani says he hasn’t consumed food or water for seven decades, and doctors in India are trying to learn his secrets, or prove once and for all that his 70-year fast has been nothing more than a lengthy hoax.


Jani — who says he gets all of his sustenance from meditation — has agreed to spend three weeks in a hospital in Ahmedabad where he’ll be observed by a team of 30 doctors, monitored 24 hours a day by cameras, and subjected to tests studying his brain and heart activity.

“The observation from this study may throw light on human survival without food and water,” said researcher G. Ilavazahagan “This may help in working out strategies for survival during natural calamities, extreme stressful conditions and extraterrestrial explorations, like future missions to the moon and Mars by the human race.”

Jani’s condition is so extraordinary, some military experts wonder if studying him might help them develop supersoldiers.

Since the experiment began on April 22, Jani reportedly hasn’t had anything to eat or drink. He also hasn’t been to the bathroom.

That apparently is par for the course for the yogi, who says he was blessed by a goddess when he was 8 years old and hasn’t needed to consume food or water ever since.

In 2003, Jani — who reportedly spends much of his time in a cave near a temple for the goddess Ambaji in India’s Gujarat state — underwent a 10-day medical observation, during which he didn’t eat, drink, urinate or defecate, according to the BBC.

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  • Joe

    Reply Reply May 31, 2010

    Not true, complete B.S. It doesent matter what goodess blessed him, it is physically, scientifically impossible for anyone to live that long without consuming food or water. Even if you didnt die of hunger, your body would not be able to function on NO energy…

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