Who Is Swami Sivananda, The 125-Year-old Padma shri recipient Yoga Guru 

Swami Sivananda, a 125-year-old yoga guru from Kashi, received the Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday for his contribution to the field of Yoga

He demonstrates his life as an exemplary lesson rather than preaching, according to the Rashtrapati Bhavan document on Padma awardees.

Swami Sivananda, born on August 8, 1896, in Sylhet district (now Bangladesh) of undivided India, lost his mother and father at the age of six

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Swami Sivananda is still chasing his mission to serve the underprivileged in different parts of the country - in North East India, at Varanasi, Puri, Haridwar, Nabadwip and so on.

For the last 50 years, Swami Sivananda has been serving 400-600 leprosy-affected beggars at Puri. He perceives them as living God and serves them with the best available items

Hospitals across the nation have performed complimentary master health check-ups to assess the structural and functional status of his vital organs and systems to observe his lifestyle

Swami Sivananda has pointed out different yoga and exercises as means of his healthy and long life. He was imparted spiritual education by Guru Omkarananda Goswami

Swami Sivananda's disciplined life, including early morning yoga, oil-free boiled diet and selfless service to mankind, has permitted him to lead a disease-free life