The condition of 95 - year - old Pramukh Swami, the head of the Boachasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS), popularly known as the Swaminarayan sect, is improving, a sect spokesman said on Friday.
A spokesperson of the Mandir at Sarangpur in Gujarat's Botad district, where the swami suffered a chest infection around a week ago, said that his condition was improving after treatment.
A team of doctors from Ahmedabad, including BAPS senior physician Yogiji Maharaj, are attending on the saint who has lakhs of followers across India and the world.
The spokesperson claimed that the saint was never put on life support system.
"His condition is improving, he was never on life support system as such, " he said, dismissing rumours that the nonagenarian godman had to be put on life support system or ventilator.
Meanwhile, Pramukh Swami reportedly refused to leave the temple premises even when his condition deteriorated, forcing the team of doctors to go to Sarangpur.