Several weeks ago, Indian military doctors from the Defense Research Development Organization, took up the challenge of disproving the claims of an 82-year old mystic. The yogi, Prahlad Jani Mataji, made headlines throughout the sub-continent recently with his claim that no food or water had passed his lips for 70 years.
Despite the doubts of many skeptical medical researchers, the military doctors decided to test Prahlad's claim because, if true, they believed his ability may be able to save lives in the future.
They transported the octogenarian spiritualist to a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gurjarat, India and placed him in isolation for a two-week hospital stay that ended last week, according to Indian news reports.
The doctors had conscientiously monitored Prahlad around the clock.
After 14 days without food or water, stunned doctors reported that the mystic's body had not shown any adverse effects from either hunger or dehydration.