Bengaluru: When stories of despair and despondency abound during the ongoing covid-19 crisis, here’s a story that is refreshingly different. 

Ramananda Teertha, a 110-year-old man has recovered from Covid-19. The heartening story is reported from Hyderabad. It makes him one of the oldest people in the world to have successfully beaten the virus. 

Reports add that he was admitted to the government-run Gandhi Hospital on 24 April with mild Covid symptoms and low saturation levels.

They further state that his saturation levels have increased to 97.

The centenarian has now tested negative for Covid but he will remain under observation at the general ward of the hospital for a few more days.

What worked in his favour was that he suffered no comorbidities. 

It is to be noted that Teertha has no family and lives alone at an ashram at Keesara near Hyderabad.

It is reported that he met with an accident a few years ago and was admitted to the Gandhi Hospital where a doctor came forward to help him.

Freedom fighter Doreswamy too recovers: 

Another centenarian Doreswamy, aged 103, has also successfully waged a war against covid. 

Dr CN Manjunath, director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research in Bengaluru, said, "Doreswamy had been hospitalised a week ago with mild symptoms like fever, cold and breathing difficulties. However, he fought back the virus and walked back home on Wednesday."

"He just kept calm. He did not show any anxiety. He responded well to treatment. There was no need for Remdesivir. He recovered with basic treatment. After he tested negative, he was discharged today. He has been asked to come back on Monday for follow up," Dr Manjunath added. 

Born in Bengaluru on April 10, 1918, Doreswamy participated in the Quit India movement and Vinoba Bhave's Bhoodan movement. He is also a familiar figure in civil society movements in Karnataka. 

Doreswamy, who used to teach Physics and Maths at the Gandhinagar High School, was arrested by the British in 1942 for planting bombs inside post boxes at the British government office premises.