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Baba Ramdev and PM Narendra Modi. Wikimedia

Mumbai, May 9, 2017: A 65-episode scripted biopic series on Baba Ramdev will be aired on Discovery’s upcoming Hindi general entertainment channel in India.

Discovery Communications on Tuesday announced its plan to roll out Discovery JEET, a new entertainment channel across India, starting at the end of 2017.

The new channel will be the flagship for the network’s ambitious investment into original local productions in India, superserving superfans and nurturing communities around a range of programme genres including true crime investigations, small-town heroes and gritty survival.

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The programming line-up will include “Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story”, a scripted biopic series tracing Baba Ramdev’s inspirational journey from a life of anonymity to national icon, international cult figure and now a business mogul.

“We are excited to launch Discovery JEET, which will bring a new style of entertainment, in a truly local, bespoke, ground-up offering. It borrows the best of Discovery’s ethos, seeded in fact and purpose-driven content, and leveraging global resources to mount it at a scale that delivers larger-than-life stories,” Karan Bajaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

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Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, further elaborated on the importance of this step.

“The expansion into general entertainment with JEET redefines how Discovery will connect and interact with new young audiences across the heartlands of India. JEET is fun, relatable, and exciting and brings to life the captivating, real stories of India’s own in a manner never seen before.”

“Saragarhi – India’s Bravest Day”, “Gabru: The Birth of Hip Hop” and “Gangs of Mumbai” are some of the other shows that will be aired on the channel. (IANS)

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“My Life, My Mission”- Baba Ramdev Releases First Official Autobiography on International Yoga Day

"I hope readers, fans and followers from across the world will read it and be a part of my journey," the 53-year-old Ramdev said about the gripping 'tell-all'

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Ramdev's first autobiography, that spells his journey from a small village in Haryana to the international stage, is available for pre-order on e-commerce sites. Flickr

On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday, yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced his first official autobiography, titled “My Life, My Mission”. It will release in August, the publisher Penguin said.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Ramdev said that although a lot has been written on him by other people, he will now share his life’s story in his words. The volume, co-authored by senior journalist Uday Mahurkar, is touted as an one of a kind personal narrative of the life and times of the globally renowned yoga teacher.

“This autobiographical account uncovers the trials, tribulations and triumphs of his life and provides insights into his childhood, his passion for yoga and good health, his friends and foes and the Swadeshi campaign he spearheaded,” the leading publishing house said in a Friday statement.

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“I hope readers, fans and followers from across the world will read it and be a part of my journey,” the 53-year-old Ramdev said about the gripping ‘tell-all’. Wikimedia Commons

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The upcoming book will also show the journey of Ramdev’s venture, Patanjali Group of Institutions and how it became a multi-billion corporation and is considered one of the fastest growing companies in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in India with a turnover of about Rs 12,000 crore.

“I hope readers, fans and followers from across the world will read it and be a part of my journey,” the 53-year-old Ramdev said about the gripping ‘tell-all’. Ramdev’s first autobiography, that spells his journey from a small village in Haryana to the international stage, is available for pre-order on e-commerce sites. (IANS)