8 months after the end of an experiment purporting to show that Indian “holy man” Prahlad Jani survives without food or water, experiment chief Sudhir Shah still has not released study documentation to prove his claim. It’s since turned out that Prahlad Jani was “gargling” and pouring water over his head on a regular basis during the experiment. Sudhir Shah is a devotee of breatharianism who declares the object of his research is to convince people that they can live without eating or drinking. Prahlad Jani’s hermit cave? It’s a studio apartment with a refrigerator that his handlers won’t let visitors open.
Is it time to definitively label this case a SCAM (Spiritually Cynical Adventure in Misdirection)?