Doctors find 120 year old Swami fit: First medical check-up for him!Devotees were very worried-Swamiji wwas having a head-ache; for the first time in his life. So, they took him to a Salt Lake nursing home. The doctors found him fully fit except his systolic blood pressure on higher side. Incidentally, it has been the first medical check-up for the Swami in his life. The Varanasi-based Swami travels all over India still now. The doctors and nurses have been awe-struck by the Swami's physical and mental agility.
Swami Sivananda was born on 8th August, 1896 at Behala (now in Kolkata-earlier a small village at the outskirt of Kolkata). In fact, he is about five years older than Japan's Jiroemon Kimura, who now holds the Guinness Record of the oldest living human.
According to the Swami, the secrets of his extra-ordinary physical and mental health are green chillies with boiled food, daily exercises and the joy of helping others.