Yogi Adityanath’s pet dog Kalu is an online sensation | Trending - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Yogi Adityanath’s pet dog Kalu is an online sensation

Gorakhpur | ByIndo Asian News Service
Nov 26, 2019 12:23 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath got Kalu after his previous pet pooch Raja Babu died.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s pet dog has turned into an Internet celebrity. Photographs of Yogi petting the black Labrador have flooded the social media. The black Labrador is named ‘Kalu’ and is said to be very fond of Adityanath.

Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, with his pet dog Kalu.(Twitter/ANI)
Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, with his pet dog Kalu.(Twitter/ANI)

“Whenever Yogi Adityanath comes to Gorakhpur, Kalu goes almost berserk. He jumps around in joy,” said a source.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

On Monday, Kalu got photographed with the Chief Minister who fed him pieces of ‘paneer’. Dwarika Tiwari, the office-in-charge of the Goraksh temple, told reporters that Yogi Adityanath is particularly fond of Kalu.

“Kalu was brought to the Goraksh temple in December 2016 and Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister three months later in March 2017. Yogiji earlier had a dog named Raja Babu who had died and he (Yogi) was rather disturbed after that.

“This black dog was gifted to Yogiji in Delhi by a temple devotee. For some time, Kalu remained in Delhi and was then brought to Gorakhpur,” Tiwari said.

Other devotees in the temple also feel that Kalu has been extremely lucky for Yogi Adityanath. Before he became Chief Minister, he would personally take care of Kalu and feed him.

“Kalu is a pure vegetarian and eats either milk and roti or the food that is prepared in the temple. In the absence of Yogi Adityanath, it is his aide Himalaya Giri who takes care of Kalu.

“Special arrangements have been made for Kalu so that he does not have to suffer the vagaries of weather,” said Tiwari.

The Chief Minister regularly visits Gorakhpur and whenever he comes, Kalu rushes to meet him. “Till Yogi Adityanath is in the temple complex, Kalu stays put with him,” said a devotee.

Also Read | Ratan Tata impressed by Mumbai man’s innovative dog collars, gives him the surprise of his life

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crick-it, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Quizzes, Polls & much more. Explore now!

See more

Get Latest Updates on Trending News Viral News, Video, Photos and Weather Updates of India and around the world

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On