Prahlad Jani
Prahlad Jani, a Gujarat mystic who survived over 70 years without food and water. Courtesy: DeshGujarat

Prahlad Jani, Mystic Who Survived 76 Years Without Food And Water, Dies At 90

May 26, 2020

Prahlad Jani- the 90-year-old mystic who claimed to have survived without food and water for over 70 years, died on Tuesday morning.

His disciples informed that Jani breathed his last at his native village Charada in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat.

Prahlad Jani had a huge following in Gujarat and his body has been taken to his ashram-cum-cave near Ambaji temple in Banaskantha district.

"Mataji was shifted to Charada a few days back after he expressed his will to spend some time at his native place," the disciples said in a statement.

"He breathed his last early today morning. His body will be kept at his Ashram for two days to enable his devotees to pay homage," the statement added.

"He will be given 'Samadhi' at his ashram on Thursday," the statement added.

It may be mentioned here that Prahlad Jani had claimed to have survived without food and water for 76 years and scientists even tested him in 2003 and 2010.

He was a devout believer of Goddess Amba and he claimed he didn't require food or water as the goddess sustained him.

He was also known as Chunriwala Mataji as he used to wear a red Saari (chunri) all the time and dress like a woman.

Prahlad Jani had left his house while he was very young and later made a small cave near Ambaji temple his home.

The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) scientists and doctors conducted a 15-day observational study on Prahlad Jani in 2010.

The aim of the study was to find out how as to how he was living without food or water.

After the study, the DIPAS said, "Prahlad Jani has some extreme form of adaptation to starvation and water restrictions."

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