Shankersinh Vaghela, the 80-year-old former chief minister of Gujarat, took social media by storm after sharing photos from his workout just days after being discharged from a hospital after beating Covid-19.
Vaghela shared two photos: one in which he is jogging, and another in which he is lifting weights. “Body fit+ Mind fit = Life hit,” he tweeted in Gujarati.
તન ફીટ + મન ફીટ = જીવન હિટ pic.twitter.com/Fhi1O1kQly
— Shankersinh Vaghela (@ShankersinhBapu) July 23, 2020
Many were impressed by his fitness and some said he had proved that “age is just a number”.
At 80? 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/w5ATLsXQov
— Arun Pudur (अरुन् पुदुर्) (@arunpudur) July 23, 2020
True Inspiration to today’s youngsters.
— Ginger (@The_Ginger__) July 23, 2020
Super willpower bapu
— krishna v yadav (@KKvyadav) July 23, 2020
80 years, and still going strong 💪 https://t.co/aQr5HRDzDk
— Manvendra singh (@iammanvendra11) July 23, 2020
Wow… Ssssuuupppeerrbbbb.. bahuk khub…
— Dr. Sachin A. Joshi (@sachinaj2001) July 23, 2020
Bapu still inspires us 🙏🙏
— Sachin (@Catchy42485480) July 23, 2020
Wah bapu wah 🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Tushar Leuva (@leuva_tushar) July 23, 2020
Power Builder ..awesome sir
— Dwaraki Rao (@DwarakiRao) July 23, 2020
No pain No Gain 💪
— Aakash Rathod (@AakashR32755156) July 23, 2020
Bapu in “I’ll be back” mode. https://t.co/pWlBfRirLv
— Brijesh Pandey (@brijeshpandey27) July 23, 2020
This is inspirational! https://t.co/nFXPAFkMCO
— Syed Nadeem Jafri | سید ندیم جعفری (@nadeemjafri) July 23, 2020
Bapu fitness will inspiring the youth of Gujarat 🏃♂🏃♂🏃♂ https://t.co/kca5e3F5vx
— Rinku Singh Baghel (@RM_Baghel) July 23, 2020
Vaghela, who served as the chief minister of Gujarat from 1996 to 1997 is a veteran politician in the state.
Earlier this month, Vaghela spent a week in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Post-discharge he returned to his residence in Gandhinagar. Vaghela took to social media and posted a video message on Monday, thanking his supporters for praying for his health.