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It's all in the numbers

P.S. Nehru swears by numerology and insists that individuals can lead better lives with effective names.


PURE MATHS: P. Sanjeevan Nehru insists that numerology has transformed the lives of many.

EVER WONDERED the cause for your problems? The problems that seem to bog you down perennially, say, like the elusive promotion or your child's failure to get a seat in Engineering/Medical college. Blame it on numbers, and as P. Sanjeevan Nehru would like us to believe, it is all in the name.

Never mind if your name acquires a funny sound in the process, add an `a' here and an `o' there, and watch the wheel of fortune turning your way. Numerology is gaining numero uno position among people's priorities.Nehru insists that numerology has transformed the lives of many politicians, film personalities, business houses and individuals. One astounding success story is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's case, where she came back to power after she added an extra `a' to her name on Nehru's suggestion, he claims.

The Tirupati-based Nehru is a practicing numerologist who gave up his post as designer engineer with BHEL and put aside his training to design thermal power stations in Germany to pursue politics. An active TDP leader in Chittoor district since the late NTR's time, Nehru -- then named Shankaraiah - only faced disappointment and frustration in his political ventures. "Despite my hard work I was never given a ticket to contest election, whereas, people with no service to their credit, bagged important positions. That made me wonder what is it that some people do to enjoy good things in life, while others like me end up being losers. It dawned on me, by my meticulous observation, that their names and numerology was playing a strong role. So after reading a few books I experimented on the theory by changing my name. Believe me, one day at 11.59 in the night I changed my name and within eight hours my fate changed. I had buyers for my property in Tirupati and the company I owned began to prosper," gushes Nehru.

His belief in numerology took an upswing since then, and Nehru started changing the names of his friends and family members and soon the word caught on. Today, Nehru is full time into numerology with a clientele from his hometown Tirupati, Hyderbad, Chennai,Bangalore and Delhi.

For the benefit of sceptics, Nehru describes the logic behind numerology as `tapping the source from the Infinite tank'. "Numerology is based on pure mathematical calculations. It was Cheiro, a Norwegian who discovered the value of each of the 26 alphabets in English. Using the alphabets and the date of birth of the individual, the fortunes can be changed with slight corrections necessary to suit the requirements. Date of birth and the name given to a person has to be in harmony in case of an individual and the name in case of an organisation," explains Nehru.

Nehru attributes the success behind Bharatiya Janata Party, Venkaiah Naidu, Bahujan Samaj Party, Miss World Priyanka Chopra to their lucky numbers. He finds Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's name to be also among the lucky ones, in fact Nehru himself changed his name to match with CM's number. But, he finds `India', `Jammu & Kashmir', `Parliament', `Air India', `Indian Airlines', `IDPL', all carry ill luck numbers. Nehru has been confabulating with high-ups in Delhi to convince them to change names for all these. He suggests `Bharat' to India. Has he made any progress? "Some ministers in the NDA government are favourable to my idea," he says.

Nehru says he predicted that the late Balayogi will die "falling from a height". "The late Speaker hesitated, but then it was too late," he says. Film-makers are queueing up to have their films named by him, according to Nehru.

If somebody has a grouse against Nehru doing an effective job of changing people's fate's, it's his wife. "Thanks to him, we do not have a domestic help or a watchman. He changed their names and immediately our maid got a job in Muscat and pushed off, while our watchman moved to a lucrative job," she says laughingly.

Nehru vouches his intentions are only to make people's lives better. "If I can do my bit to change the course of their destiny I'll be too happy to do it," he says. So what is his next step? "Politics," he says. This time round, he's more confident because he's got more fame, goodwill and more important, luck. "I'm not ready to divulge the details yet, but within six months to one year I'll be playing a strong political role. Sarvamanava Kalyanam will be my purpose," says Nehru brimming with confidence and determination.

For those interested to meet P.S.Nehru, he'll be available till the weekend in Hyderabad at the Jubilee Hills Club. Ph: 3608731 Ext: 105.

In Tirupati he can be contacted at 37, Rohini Apartments, Varadaraja Nagar. Ph: 08574-32734.

S.B. VIJAYA MARY

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