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Miracle healer heals himself at hospital

News Today, India
Dec. 10, 2003 • Thursday December 11, 2003

His has been the most notable face among the Christian gospelers. He has presided over several thousand ‘miracle healing’ meetings wherein countless ‘sufferers’ have had their illness or afflictions, ranging from common cold to blindness, ‘cured’ through prayers.

But when it came to healing his own troublesome knee, D G S Dinakaran, the well-known evangelist in question, seems to have reposed faith with a team of doctors at a local hospital rather than hobble around and wait for divine help.

According to sources, Dinakaran, the most visible of gospelers with a slew of radio and TV shows to his credit, had been suffering from a chronic knee problem. The man, who exhorts the public to attend his healing and prayer meetings to get cured of their ailments, however has gone to a popular private hospital in Adayar to get his knee repaired.

Sources said Dinakaran underwent a knee replacement surgery, conducted by a team of top doctors, at the hospital yesterday afternoon. His faith in doctors seems to have done him good as he is said to be doing fine.

Dinakaran, who presides over the Christian gospel group Jesus Calls, along with his family members including his son Paul Dinakaran, has conducted several hundred faith healing meetings across the State and elsewhere too.

In many of these meetings, whose footages are regularly shown in almost all popular satellite channels, people are shown to get ‘cured’ of their handicaps and illness. There are also special prayers conducted for serious ailments. It is also said that money was also collected for these special prayers.

Obviously, tongues will start wagging over Dinakaran’s choice for his own treatment. Perhaps there is a moral in the story: Thou shall not pray for thyself.

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