known as a mataji.he is living without any food and water…

this man is known as a mataji.he is living without any food and water.he eats sun light
his age 70 years.

Case Summary

A 76 years old male, Prahladbhai Jani (Chunriwala Mataji), gives a detailed
description about his life. He left home at the age of 7 years and wandered in the jungles
of Mt. Abu, Girnar, Narmada, etc. At the age of 11 years he had some supernatural
experience and this changed his life. According to him he has no desire to eat, drink
liquids or pass urine or stool since then. He had been physically fit. Almost daily he goes
in a state of extreme bliss (Samadhi) where he experiences enormous light and strength.
He attributes his strength to an elixir coming out through his palate.
He has studied up to 3 standards & knows to read and write with limited abilities.
According to him he did not speak for about 45 years (Maunbrat). In 1942 he was
taken at J.J. Hospital and was under care of doctors & police for 45 days. One and half
years back he was investigated by Dr. Sudhir V. Shah for initial analysis of his state of
He has no past history of any major illnesses, hospitalization [save 1942 for
observations],major or minor surgeries or drug intake.
Mr. Jani accepted to undergo all non invasive procedures and blood investigations but
refused for any invasive procedure from the beginning. He never wanted anything to be
introduced through anyway to his body.
It was decided to study him by a panel of doctors, which included

Dr. Sudhir V. Shah (Consultant Neurophysician, Sterling Hospital/Associate Professor of
Neurology at K. M. School of PGMR, Ahmedabad)
Dr. Urman Dhruv (Physician & Secretary of Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad
Dr. V. N. Shah (Diabetologist, Director-Sterling Hospital)
Dr. Bharat Gadhavi (General Surgeon/Medical Superintendent-Sterling Hospital)
Dr. Kandarp Parikh (Urologist)
Dr. Dinesh Patel/Dr. Hemant Patel (Radiologists)
Dr. Sanjay Mehta (Neuro Radiologist & Sonologist)
Dr. Gargey Sutaria (Radiologist)
Dr. Sanjiv Haribhakti (G. I. Surgeon)
Dr. Navneet Shah (Physician, Endocrinologist)
Dr. Prakash Darji/Dr. Sonal Dalal/ Dr. Pankaj Shah (Nephrologists)
Dr. Bansi Saboo (General Physician)
Dr. Shrenik Shah (Cardiologist)
Dr. Dhanesh Patel (General Surgeon)
Dr. O. M. Modi (Senior Physician)
Dr. Hemang Desai (Psychiatrist)
Dr. Jayesh Sheth (Genetician & Endocrinologist)
Dr. Dhaval Modi (Ophthalmologist)
Dr. Jayeeta Chaudhary (Dietician)
Dr. Mukesh Patel (Pulmonologist)
Dr. Ruchir Shah (ENT Surgeon)
Dr. Sanjiv Shah (M.D. Pathologist)
Dr. Sandip Shah (M.D. Pathologist) Several other doctors also examined him from time to time.
He was kept in Sterling Hospital (Gurukul Road, Ahmedabadfrom 13/11/03
(10:00 AM) to 22/11/03 (10:00 AM) for observation. Directors of Sterling Hospital
specially Dr. V. N. Shah and the management committee of Sterling Hospital kindly
consented to look after the ethical aspects and the funds for the project including various
The strict monitoring to ascertain the genuinity of his claim (Not eating anything,
not drinking anything, not passing urine and not passing stool) was done by the unbiased
august body i.e. Association of Physicians of Ahmedabad, under precise protocol set by
the Secretary of the Association, Dr. Urman Dhruv, along with executive committee of
the association.
The research panel of doctors was headed by Dr. Sudhir V. Shah (Consultant
Neurophysician, Sterling Hospital/Associate professor of neurology at K. M. School of
PGMR, Ahmedabad).
During the project, Dr. Sudhir Shah was in touch with Professor Dr. Selvamurthy
frequently who is the over all controller of Defence laboratories including DIPAS
(Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences), New Delhi. He was kind enough
to guide the protocol of monitoring as well as further tests for the project.
During the study period Mr. Jani was completely monitored by doctors, staff
members and security people all throughout the day.
He was asked to make an affidavit to undergo the study with clear understanding
that if his health or medical parameters deteriorate then panel of doctors will withdraw
from the study.
He was kept in ICU for 24 hours i.e. 13/11/03 (10:00 AM to 14/11/03 (10:00 AM)
and then was kept in a room with glass door .The toilet door was sealed. CCTV camera
was set in the room for the rest of the period of study i.e. from 14/11/03 to 22/11/03
(10:00 AM). Medical officers on duty were assigned the job to monitor him. Staff
persons were deputed on round the clock duty for 9 days and nights continuously to stay
with Mr. Jani in the same room to closely watch him and make sure that he does not eat,
drink, pass urine or stool. The video tapes were reviewed for all 24 hours of all these days
by committee. Mr. Jani was not allowed to go out of the room except for sonography of
bladder and MRI testings, but even during that period, he was all the way accompanied
by doctors.He agreed not to take bath or have body sponging for first seven days as
decided by the panel.
Clinical opinions of system examination of all experts were obtained including
cardiac, renal, neurological, urological, gastrointestinal, general medical, pulmonological,
ophthalmic, ENT, psychiatry and others. A series of investigations were done as per
protocol defined earlier as well as additional tests were carried out as per suggestions of
the team.
Clinically all his systems were generally normal. All his special senses were also
ok except moderate hearing loss. However, his pulse remained at 42-46/min, BP about
114/80 mmHg and respiration around 12-14/min. His cognition and behavior was all
His weight was taken daily. His clinical examination including vital data and
general examination and systemic examination was done daily. Urinary volume in the bladder was checked by ultrasound twice daily at 10:00 AM & 6:00PM. This showed that
there was urine accumulation, which ultimately decreased on its own without passing.
Blood samples were checked regularly with frequent monitoring of CBC, RFT,
electrolytes, sugar and acetone. There was mild alteration in renal parameters and there
was slight fall in weight, which subsequently stabilized. Otherwise all reports were in
normal range. Genetic study report is awaited. The above study was done for the period
of 10 days.

Pertinent Clinical Investigations


Blood Group: “A” +ve

Date: 12/11/03 14/11/03 16/11/03 18/11/03

Hb: 10.8 G% 11.3 G% 11.5 G% 12.3 G%
T.RBC:4.17 4.37 4.49 4.87
TC: 4880 / 5780 / 5640 / 8180 /c.mmDC: 40/47/10/03/00 47/41/09/03/00 52/36/09/03/00
PC: 3,52,000 / 4,25,000 / 4,53,000 / 5,03,000 /
ESR: After 1 hr: 10 mm
Blood Indices:
HCT: 35.8 37.9 38.5 42.0
MCV: 85.9 86.7 85.7 86.2
MCH: 25.9 25.9 25.6 25.3
MCHC:30.2 29.8 29.9 29.3

Date: 20/11/03
Hb: 12.9 G%
T.RBC:5.17 m/
TC: 7690 /
DC: 62/25/04/05/01
PC: 4,86,000 /
MPV: 9.0 fl
ESR: After 1 hr: 25 mm
After 2 hr: 52 mm
Blood Indices:
HCT: 42.2
MCV: 81.6
MCH: 25.0

Date: 12/11/03
Prolactin: 3.80
S. Cortisol: 12.2 microgm/dL
S. Total Proteins:
Total Proteins: 7.27
Albumin: 4.05
Globulin: 3.22
A/G Ratio: 1.26

Gamma GT: 31.0 U/L
Thyroid Function Test:
T-3: 0.86 ng/ml
T-4: 5.90
TSH: 3.15 microIU/ml
Lipid Profile:
S. Cholesterol: 216.0 mg/dl
S. Triglycerides: 127.6 mg/dl
HDL: 57.2 mg/dl
Direct LDL: 118.9 mg/dl
Cal. LDL: 133.28 mg/dl
Very low density lipoprotein: 26 mg/dl
LDL/HDL: 2.079
Cholesterol/HDL: 3.776

S. Electrolytes:
S. Na+: 139.8 mmol/L
S. K+: 4.61 mmol/L
S. Cl-: 103.2 mmol/L
S. Acid Phosphatase:
Total Acid Phosphatase: 4.58 IU/L
Non Prostatic ACP: 2.58 IU/L
Prostatic Phosphatase: 135.19 IU/L

S. Bilirubin:
Total Bilirubin: 0.48 mg/dl
Conj: 0.10 mg/dl
Unconj: 0.38 mg/dl
Delta: 0 mg/dl
SGPT: 21.0 U/L
SGOT: 22.0 U/L
S. Alk. Phosphatase: 95.0 U/L

FBS: 85.7 mg/dl
Blood Urea: 33.0 mg/dl
S. Creatinine: 1.36 mg/dl S. Uric acid: 5.26 mg/dl
S.Acetone : 10 mg/dl
Human Growth Hormone: 0.14 ng/ml

Date: 14/11/03
Blood Urea: 46.9 mg/dl
S. Creatinine: 1.53 mg/dl
S. Na+: 145.1 mmol/L
S. K+: 4.60 mmol/L
S. Cl-: 107.0 mmol/L
S.Acetone : 10 mg/dl
Date: 15/11/03
S. Na+: 143.7 mmol/L
S. Acetone: 30.0 mg/dl (Present)

Date: 16/11/03
Blood Urea: 59.6 mg/dl
S. Creatinine: 1.52 mg/dl
S. Na+: 148.3 mmol/L
S. K+: 4.97 mmol/L
S. Cl-: 106.8 mmol/L
RBS: 84.9 mg/dl
S. Acetone: 30.0 mg/dl (Present)

Date: 18/11/03
S. Uric acid: 11.44 mg/dl
SGPT: 10.0 U/L
S. Acetone: 30.0 mg/dl (Present)
Blood Urea: 63.7 mg/dl
S. Creatinine: 1.75 mg/dl
S. Na+: 154.3 mmol/L
S. K+: 4.37 mmol/L
S. Cl-: 107.5 mmol/L

ABG: (Venous Blood)
PH: 7.31
PCO2: 48
PO2: 23
TCO2: 25
HCO3: 23
BE: -3.0
O2 sat: 35%
Venous RBS: 162.0 mg/dl

Date: 20/11/03
T-3: 0.97 ng/ml T-4: 9.0 ug/dl
TSH: 2.1 ulu/dl
Plasma Cortisol:
AM: 11.0 ug/dl
FBS: 76 mg%
Blood Urea: 77 mg%
S. Creatinine: 1.7 mg%
S. Na+: 155.9 M.Eq/L
S. K+: 4.67 M.Eq/L
S. Cl-: 115.9 M.Eq/L
SGPT: 24 Units/ml
S.Acetone : 30 mg\dl

Date: 21/11/03
Blood Urea: 87.5 mg/dl
S. Creatinine: 1.46 mg/dl
S. Na+: 143.5 mmol/L
S. K+: 4.16 mmol/L
S. Cl-: 101.5 mmol/L
S. Acetone: 30.0 mg/dl (Present)

Date: 25/11/03
S. K+: 3.40 mmol/L
SGPT: 23.0
S. Creatinine: 1.40 mg/dl
S. Na+: 137.5 mmol/L
Blood Urea: 48.2 mg/dl
RBS: 99.8 mg/dl

Audiological Evaluation: (17/11/03)

Bilateral severe to profound degree of sensori-neural hearing loss.

ECG and cardiac evaluation were normal.

Radiological Investigations

X-Ray Chest PA (12/11/03):
No significant abnormality detected.

USG Abdomen (12/11/03):
No significant abnormality detected.

Doppler examination of carotid, vertebral, abdominal aorta and peripheral arterial system
of lower limbs were quite normal.
MR Angiography of Brain, Neck & abdomen was unremarkable.
MR Oesophagus: Normal study
MR cholanigopancreatography: Normal study
MR Abdomen – pelvis: Presence of bowel gas and solid faecal material.
Gall bladder collapsed.
Urinary bladder partially filled with urine around 70ml

MR Myelography: Normal study

Cartography (26/11/03):
Normal study.
After day 10, the committee is satisfied with following matter:

1. The protocol was strictly adhered to.
2. Mr. Jani has not passed or dribbled urine during these 10 days.
3. He has not taken anything by mouth or by any other routes not even water for 10
4. All his parameters remained within the range determined by the committee.
5. He has shown evidence of formation of urine, which seems to be reabsorbed from
his bladder wall. However at present the committee does not have any scientific
explanation for the same but the help of senior scientists and medical personnel of
the country is being taken for the same.

We are surprised as to how he has survived despite above particularly without passing
urine for 10 days and remaining generally physically fit.
However it should be made very clear that we have confirmed the claim over 10 days
only and we as scientists and responsible doctors cannot say anything regarding validity
of the claim of his sustaining without food, drinks, urination and excretion of stools over
several years.

Our attempt is to understand this wonderful phenomenon having confirmed from our
side over these 10 days and we are not sure whether this is reproducible in other human
beings by the way of YOGA as he practices or by other methods like Genetic
Engineering. If so, also we are not sure whether and how it can contribute to human
welfare. At the moment, we are trying to analyse the results and trying to learn for the
betterment of science.Probably, some invasive investigations may help understand this
process but from the beginning Mr. Jani has refused any invasive procedure or any sort of
injections be it a dye only.

Dr. Urman Dhruv Dr. S. V. Shah Dr. V. N. Shah
(Physician & Secretary (Consultant Neurology & (Diabetologist
of APA) Head of Research Committee) Director-Sterling Hospital)

Courtesy prakashbhainakrani |

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One response to “known as a mataji.he is living without any food and water…

  1. Sharad Shah

    આપણને મફતમાં મળેલ શરીર અનેક રહસ્યોથી ભરેલ છે. ભારતિય મનીષીઓતો ત્યાં સુધી કહે છે કે “પીંડે સો બ્રહ્માંડે”. સમગ્ર બ્રહ્માંડના રહસ્યો આપણા દેહમાં છુપાયેલાં પડ્યાં છે. આપણે સ્પષ્ટ રીતે જોઈ શકીએ છીએ કે ભારતિય મનીષીઓએ એવાં કેટલાંય બ્રહ્માંડના રહસ્યો છતાં કરેલાં છે (કોઈપણ પ્રકારના સાધનો અને ઉપકરણો વગર) જેની વિજ્ઞાનને બહુ મોડાં મોડા ખબર પડી છે. આજે વિજ્ઞાનનો આટલો વિકાસ થયો છે તેમ છતાં પણ કેટલીય બાબતો વિજ્ઞાનની પકડ બહાર છે. (દાત. નાડી શાસ્ત્ર). મેડિકલ સાયન્સનો વિકાસ ગજબનો છે તેમાં કોઈ બેમત નથી. પરંતુ ભારતિય વૈદો અને યોગીઓ ૭૨૦૦૦ નાડીની વાત કરે છે પણ વિજ્ઞાનને હજી એક પણ નાડીનો બોધ નથી. આવા અનેક વિષયો છે (જેમકે પ્રાણ ઉર્જા). પરંતુ કેટલાંક લોકો જેઓ પોતાની જાતને અને તેમના જેવા અન્ય લોકોને રેશનાલીસ્ટ કહેવડાવે છે અને દરેક વસ્તુને વિજ્ઞાનના માધ્યમથી જ માપવાનો દુરાગ્રહ કરે છે. આ કહેવાતા રેશનાલીસ્ટોને શું કહેવું? તેઓ એ પણ સમજી નથી શક્તાં કે મેડિકલ સાયન્સ આંખમાં મોતીયો કે થુલું કે ખીલ હોય તે રોગને તો પકડી શકે છે પરંતુ ક્રોધગ્રસ્ત આંખને નથી પકડી શકતી. વિજ્ઞાનની આ મર્યાદા છે અને તે સ્વિકારવી જ રહી. પરંતુ આ કહેવાતા રેશનાલીસ્ટોનો આગ્રહ છે કે આત્મા, પરમાત્મા, પુનર્જન્મ અને એવી અનેક બાબતો જે વિજ્ઞાનની પકડ બહાર છે તે વૈજ્ઞાનિક ઢબે ટેબલ પર ડિશેક્શન કરી સાબિત કરી આપો કે આત્મા-પરમાત્મા જેવું કંઈ છે તો જ અમે માનીએ બાકી તમારા બધા શાસ્ત્રો ખોટાં અને વાહિયાત છે અને અમારુ વિજ્ઞાન જ સાચું છે તેવી તેમની દલીલ છે. અહી એવાં કેટલાંય બ્લોગ ચાલે છે અને કેટલાંય આવા કહેવાતા રેશનાલીસ્ટો નાહક ચર્ચાઓ પર ચર્ચાઓ કર્યે રાખે છે. બાકી સીધી વાત છે કે પાણીની ઘનતા ફુટપટ્ટીથી નથી માપી શકાતી. ફુટપટ્ટી ફક્ત લંબાઈ માપવા માટે જ છે. આને રેશનલ કહેવાય કે ઈરરેશનલ?ઘણા બધા કહેવાતાં રેશનાલીસ્ટોએ જાની (માતાજી)ને એક ઢોંગી અને ફરેબી તરીકે ચિતરેલ.

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