In June 2016, when Shivakumara Swami (then 109) needed to bear an endoscopy, docs at BGS Gleneagles International Hospitals in Bengaluru discovered it difficult to conduct the process because it needed to be carried out with him in a sitting place.
The seer’s superior age, coupled together with his hunchback, made it a problem as endoscopy is normally carried out in a supine place. Additionally, it was the primary time a stent was implanted by way of endoscopy in a 109-year-old. However he withstood the surgical procedure.
From then on, the seer continued to shock docs each time he was out and in of the hospital. “He at all times refused to be wheeled into the hospital. He walked out and in each time, with none assist,” mentioned Ravindra B.S., chief medical gastroenterologist, BGS Gleneagles.
In December final yr, when the seer was shifted to the Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre in Chennai as docs felt a liver bypass surgical procedure was the one choice, docs had anticipated he must be placed on air flow. However he bounced again once more.
“His disciplined life and dedication, coupled with the truth that he didn’t have any comorbidities, labored in his favour. Regardless of his age, he didn’t have diabetes or hypertension,” mentioned Dr. Mohamed Rela, who carried out the liver bypass surgical procedure.
Mutt insiders attribute his good well being and longevity to his disciplined way of life, which included gentle meals consumption and common train. Mrutyunjaya Swami, who took care of the seer for the previous 30 years, mentioned Shivakumara Swami ate gentle, particularly after turning 85. He used to drink ‘kashaya’, a decoction constituted of the bark of neem, within the morning and observe yoga for 30 minutes. Nevertheless, within the final 20 years he needed to cease the latter exercise.