India: Reincarnation case recorded in Uttar Pradesh

Thirteen-year-old boy, was able to confirm that he was reincarnated and used to be a boy who drowned eight years ago.

Rohit Kumar, the thirteen-year-old son of Pramod Kumar of Nagla Salehi village in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district, died May 4, 2013, after drowning in a canal near Kanpur while swimming.

On August 19, a Chandravir named Chotu, son of Ramnaresh Shankhwar, a resident of the neighboring village of Nagla Amar Singh, came to Pramod Kumar and said he was his son Rohit in a previous birth.

He claimed to have had a rebirth and named Pramod and Usha Devi as his parents.

Delighted by his stories of reincarnation, the villagers soon gathered at Pramod’s house to listen to Chandravir’s stories.

After meeting his “previous” family, Chandravir began to tell stories from his previous birth. He also named and recognized his sister in the crowd gathered outside.

Meanwhile, when Subhash Chandra Yadav, the principal of the village’s former high school, came to visit, Chandravir immediately identified him, touched his feet and said: “This is Subhash, the principal.”

The villagers took Chandravir to the same school where Rohit used to attend. The teachers asked him questions that Rohit could answer. Surprisingly, Chandravir answered them correctly.

Chandravir’s father Shankhwar said that his son had always talked about reincarnation since childhood and insisted on coming to Nagla Salehi.

They were afraid of losing him and avoided bringing him to the village.

Eventually, he said, he felt helpless before the child’s insistence and took him to Pramod’s house.

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