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According to The Telegraph, Indian military scientists are closely observing the man to see if his claim is true. If so, they hope to gain life-saving knowledge from his ability to survive without food or water. As of two days ago the man had survived six days without any food or water--and had suffered no ill effects.
An excerpt from the piece in The Telegraph:
"We will be able to help save human lives during natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and other natural and human extremities. We can educate people about the survival techniques in adverse conditions with little food and water or nothing at all."
So far, Mr Prahlad appears to be standing up to scrutiny. He has not eaten or drunk any fluids in six days, and similarly has not passed urine or a stool in that time. He remains fit and healthy and shows no sign of lethargy. Doctors will continue observing him for 15 days in which time they would expect to see some muscle wastage, serious dehydration, weight loss,and fatigue followed by organ failure.Continue reading >>