From THE METRO:
82-year-old Indian Prahlad Jani is being studied by military scientists after claiming that he has lived for 70 years without food or drink. He has so far spent six days without food or water under constant observation and according to doctors, his body has shown no adverse effects to the lack of sustenance.
Jani claims to have left home aged seven before becoming a wandering holy man in Rajasthan. He also claims that he is sustained by a goddess who pours 'elixir' through a hole in his palate.
"If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science," said Dr G Ilavazhagan, director of the Defence Institute of Physiology Allied Sciences.