Deepak Chopra isn’t the usual spiritual guru found in history books. He makes no apologies for that distinction — or his success.
Unlike gurus of the past, this famed physician and alternative medicine advocate boasts a following of one million people on Twitter.
“It’s given me more access to people,” Chopra said in an exclusive interview with CTV National News correspondent Omar Sachedina that aired on Monday on Canada AM.
That access will likely grow when Chopra launches a dedicated video channel funded by YouTube later this summer.
This weekend Chopra returned to Toronto to receive kudos from the Canada India Foundation, which honoured him with the CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award.
Chopra became the fourth recipient of this honour which recognizes great leaders of Indian origin.
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Chopra is shrewd. He has earned the trust of celebrities but tells them very common sense things. No real magic going on here. But his popularity has likely caused more people to be introduced to alternative meds, most of which do not show any medical efficacy and are just a placebo effect. Just like consulting a guru for your problems.