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This is How Former PM Deve Gowda Celebrated Yoga Day 2018

India | News18 | June 21, 2018, 1:03 pm
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 Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga (IYD 2018) at his home, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda performs yoga to mark the 4th International Day of Yoga (IYD 2018) at his home, in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 HD Deve Gowda performs yoga at his home in Bengaluru on World Yoga Day 2018. (Image: PTI)

HD Deve Gowda performs yoga at his home in Bengaluru on World Yoga Day 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Earlier, PM Modi's fitness challenge to Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has not gone down well with his supporters. They claim that if the PM had challenged his only active predecessor and father of Kumaraswamy, the former PM HD Deve Gowda, he would have got a surprising and fitting response. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Earlier, PM Modi's fitness challenge to Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has not gone down well with his supporters. They claim that if the PM had challenged his only active predecessor and father of Kumaraswamy, the former PM HD Deve Gowda, he would have got a surprising and fitting response. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Not many know that father Gowda exercises regularly and has a full-fledged gym at his house in Bengaluru. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Not many know that father Gowda exercises regularly and has a full-fledged gym at his house in Bengaluru. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The 86 year old ex-PM can put even a 40-year-old to shame when it comes to doing tough physical exercises. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The 86 year old ex-PM can put even a 40-year-old to shame when it comes to doing tough physical exercises. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Gowda has got a fitness trainer Karthik and does some really difficult exercises everyday. He spends more than an hour on treadmill, weightlifting, dumbles etc in the early morning. Speaking to News18 Deve Gowda said that he had been exercising for decades and nothing special in that. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Gowda has got a fitness trainer Karthik and does some really difficult exercises everyday. He spends more than an hour on treadmill, weightlifting, dumbles etc in the early morning. Speaking to News18 Deve Gowda said that he had been exercising for decades and nothing special in that. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 His trainer Karthik said that Gowda had tremendous energy and dedication even at 86. He told News18 that it was an honour for him to assist the former PM in physical exercises. (Image: Special Arrangement)

His trainer Karthik said that Gowda had tremendous energy and dedication even at 86. He told News18 that it was an honour for him to assist the former PM in physical exercises. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 When asked him about Modi's fitness challenge, the former PM just smiled. His close confidante and JDS Secretary General Danish Ali said that Modi should have challenged father Gowda instead of son Kumaraswamy who is still recuperating from a major surgery. (Image: Special Arrangement)

When asked him about Modi's fitness challenge, the former PM just smiled. His close confidante and JDS Secretary General Danish Ali said that Modi should have challenged father Gowda instead of son Kumaraswamy who is still recuperating from a major surgery. (Image: Special Arrangement)