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His job at stake?
Thanks to the internet and tweets from some celebrities, our neighborhood astrologer in Gomti Nagar of Lucknow became an overnight star. Some people are now speculating if his job is at stake? Rest assured this is not the first time he has made predictions about a sitting US President. Dr Tripathi is no jholachaap astrologer. He is articulate and has even authored several books. His book on Clinton was presented by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Clinton during his India visit. Dr Tripathi had successfully predicted that Mr. Clinton would be set free from sex scandals and impeachment.
While he predicts the lives of others his own path to astrology is far from being a predictable run off the mill story. Born on 3rd Dec 1956 in the village of Sikri, Rajapur in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Shanker Charan is a Sales Tax Officer by profession! His last posting was as Additional Commissioner, Faizabad District (now Ayodhya). However, it is in astrology that Dr. Tripathi found his true purpose.
After primary schooling and studying Vedas & scriptures at Gurukul Chheebon, he passed his intermediate (A levels or Class 12) from Tuslis Inter Collge Rajapur. In between, he had even renounced the world on the advice of his Guru Paramhansa Naga Baba. Dr. Tripathi joined Indian Air Force straight out of school when he was yet to turn 17. He served in the Indian Air Force for 15 years, eventually earning the distinction "Pillar of the Indian Air Force". During his stint in the Indian Air Force he completed BA, MA (English), MA (Sociology) and later on LLB from the University of Allahabad. After selection in Madhya Praddesh Provincial Civil Services, he got appointed as Assistant Jailer in Central jail, Jabalpur. Later in 1993, he got selected in Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services and started working as Sales Officer in Allahabad. His family comprises his wife three sons and two daughters.
On his prediction about Trump's election results, Dr Tripathi said, "Matter is before the supreme court of USA. Please wait until the court delivers verdict." He called astrology "a perfect science" and added that in India astrology is taught as a subject in universities.
Whether Dr. Tripathi is right or wrong about Trump, we wondered if he is any more wrong or right than economists who fail to predict recessions or weather scientists who fail to predict rain. Is astrology a science or quackery? Please comment below.
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