“60 Minutes” Interview (June 4, 1978) With Former Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai by Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Morley Safer

On the television program “60 Minutes” aired on June 4, 1978, the former Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai, was interviewed by Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Morley Safer.

Excerpts include:

Rather: Tell us how are you able to run the government of India, working 12 hours a day or more, horseback riding in the countryside, talking vigorously in public at the age of 82 years young. Tell us your secret.

Desai: My diet consists of fruit and vegetable juices, fresh and natural milk, plain yogurt, honey, fresh fruits, raw nuts, five cloves of garlic every day, and I drink five to eight ounces of urine every

morning on an empty stomach.

Rather: Yack! You drink your urine? That is the most repulsive thing I have ever heard.

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