As people across the world came together to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, there was one man who got social media’s thumbs up with his yoga moves — HD Deve Gowda. The octogenarian former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader’s pictures of performing yoga on his bed surfaced on the Internet and in no time, got Netizens going to town heartily making memes out of them. The former prime minister’s tenacious yoga moves were then re-shared and retweeted promptly on social media, especially Twitter. Not just that, he garnered quite a fan following on Twitter in a short while after his pictures doing yoga splashed all over social media.
So much so, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to join the #InternationalYogaDay buzz with a picture of Gowda.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 21, 2018
Check out some of the responses Gowda’s Yoga session garnered on social media meanwhile.
Breaking news, sir. pic.twitter.com/MpiHxGrZwL
— Kaabira. (@KaabiraSpeaking) June 21, 2018
My whole khandan when i sleep till 1PM
“Dekho kaise behosh so rha hai 1 baje tak” pic.twitter.com/qZIGZ9PZdx
— Akram 🇮🇳 (@akramismm) June 21, 2018
Family members at my place on result day. pic.twitter.com/rNilwpJPxx
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 21, 2018
— Murphy✊ (@Jaw_Knock) June 21, 2018
Minus the photographers, this is me on World Yoga Day (and in fact every day) Thank you Deve Gowda ji for making me feel less guilty now. pic.twitter.com/iLMaRifArK
— Arun Panicker (@panix68) June 21, 2018
Yoga. World vs Deve Gowda style. No wonder HD refused to take PM’s fitness challenge. :) pic.twitter.com/F5pj9kLRzl
— Manish K Tyagi (@KnottyCommander) June 22, 2018
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) June 21, 2018
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@karishmau) June 21, 2018
Reportedly, he has been doing Yoga for many years now and has even been invited by organisations to their Yoga Day events.