FAITH, THEY say, knows no logic and limits. It transcends age, sex and religions. It keeps alive hope, which springs eternal in human heart.
And it is this faith that propels tens and thousands of persons from Indore and other parts of the State to bring their ailing near and dear ones to Imperial Academy on Khandwa Road on Saturday where 'Touch Therapy Specialist' Dr Mulkraj Das from Mussoorie is camping to treat patients just with the touch of his hands.
People started thronging the school premises since early morning even before the gates opened. Initially, the organisers let only some 200 odd patients. But they had not anticipated a huge turnout.
There were several hundreds more outside waiting at the gates. Things went out of control when school buses arrived with children at the school time and the gates were opened to let the buses in. With the buses an enormous crowd went in leading to a veritable chaos.
However, most of them had to go back unattended as the organisers—Imperial Academy and a local eveninger—did not admit more number of patients for Saturday, telling them that the camp would go on up to January 27.
There is a limit as to the number of patients a doctor can see. He attended as many as 500 patients today”, said Imperial Academy's Dolly Luthra to the Hindustan Times.
Profusely thanking the police department, she said it was possible to control the crowd only because of the police personnel present at the school.
Nearly two months back Luthra had taken her ailing husband to Mussoorie to Dr Das. Her diabetic husband, who had his lower limbs and vision affected, was told to undergo an eye operation by the doctors. “But after Dr Das' therapy, when we came back to Indore, my ophthalmologist said my husband did not need any operation,” Luthra said.
That convinced her and prompted her to ask Dr Das to come to Indore for the benefit of hundreds of others. Scientist-turned healer Dr Mulkraj Das who calls his powers a gift of God has been practicing Touch Therapy wherein, he says, he uses 'cosmic energy'. The 61-year-old healer, who has spent two decades in Germany and also had a stint with the World Health Organisation (WHO) for almost 10 years, returned to India two years ago to “serve Indians free of cost.”
Leaving behind his family in London, the benevolent bearded scientist opened a centre at Mussoorie where he treats people for free for ailments like cataract, glaucoma, acute intestinal problems, skin diseases and brain and spinal tumors.