Updated March 20th, 2024 at 23:42 IST

Sadhguru Undergoes Emergency Brain Surgery at Apollo Hospital in Delhi

Sadhguru was rushed to Apollo Delhi after a massive swelling and bleeding in his brain, which was detected on March 17.

Reported by: Digital Desk
File Photo of Sadhguru | Image:PTI

New Delhi: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, spiritual leader and founder of the Isha Foundation has undergone emergency brain surgery at Apollo Hospital in Delhi. Sadhguru had been suffering from severe headache for the last four weeks. Despite the severity of the pain, he continued with his normal daily schedule and social activities and even conducted the MahaShivaratri function on March 8, 2024.  

The headache worsened by March 15, when he telephonically consulted Dr Vinit Suri, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi at about 3:45 pm. Dr Suri immediately suspected a subdural haematoma and advised an urgent MRI. 


Sadhguru underwent an MRI brain at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals at 4:30 pm the same day, and it revealed massive bleeding in the skull.  

There was evidence of a chronic bleed of 3-4 weeks duration with a fresh bleeding of 24-48 hours duration. Sadhguru was advised of immediate hospitalization and appropriate medication schedule adjustment, but he had important meetings scheduled at 6 pm on the 15th and a media event on 16th March.  Sadhguru mentioned “I have never missed a single meeting in my last 40 years”, and despite severe and agonizing symptoms, he completed the above meetings with the support of pain medication.


On 17th March, Sadhguru developed a decline in his level of consciousness, and weakness in the left leg, and was admitted to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals under the care of  Dr Vinit Suri. CT revealed a marked increase in brain swelling and a decision was taken to operate.  

According to Dr Vinit Suri, on 17 March, Sadhguru mentioned “Now is the time for you to perform the procedure”.  


Sadhguru was managed by a team of doctors comprising Dr Vinit Suri, Dr Pranav Kumar, Dr Sudheer Tyagi and Dr S Chatterjee and underwent an emergency brain surgery on 17th March to remove the bleeding in the skull. Sadhguru was weaned off the ventilator post-surgery. Sadhguru has shown steady progress and his brain, body and vital parameters have improved.    

His recovery has been good and as per the Dr Vinit Suri “Sadhguru is healing himself, apart from the best medical measures instituted by the medical team at Apollo”.


PM Modi Wishes a Speedy Recovery to Sadhguru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, who has undergone brain surgery, and wished him a speedy recovery. 


"Spoke to @SadhguruJV Ji and wished him good health and a speedy recovery," PM Modi said in a post on X (formerly Twitter). 


Published March 20th, 2024 at 17:47 IST