About Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev is a television lifestyle guru, and large-scale landowner with an estimated net worth of $202.5 million. He founded the Patanjali Group of Institutions. Ramdev has more recently become a vocal advocate on Indian political issues. Ramdev was born as Ramdev Yadav to Ram Yadav and Gulabo Devi at Mahendragarh Haryana. He founded the Divya Yog Mandir Trust in 1995. In 2003, Aastha TV began featuring him in its morning yoga slot. There he proved to be telegenic and gained a large following. A large number of people and many celebrities in India and abroad have attended his yoga camps. He has taught yoga to many actors including Amitabh Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty. He became the first non-Muslim to publicly address Muslim clerics at their seminary in Deoband,Uttar Pradesh and has taught yoga in countries including Britain, the USA and Japan. In 2006, he was invited by Kofi Annan to deliver a lecture on poverty alleviation in a United Nations conference. Yogi Haider considered the face of yoga in Pakistan, says that his ambition is to emulate Ramdev Baba and popularise yoga amongst Pakistanis.