Although coming from me I can see this appeal reflecting the strong sentiments of millions of countrymen and I hope that Baba would certainly respond positively to their sentiments and feelings," Bhagwat said in a statement.
He said the news of Ramdev's deteriorating health and hospitalisation has caused great concern among people.
"People of the country are greatly beholden to Baba for his relentless campaign against corruption and black money that has awakened and inspired millions of citizens and stirred up their innate patriotism," Bhagwat said.
However, the country needs Ramdev''s active leadership at his hour in the fight against corruption and hence he should give up his fast.
"At a time when the country needs his guidance the most it is unimaginable that the Baba is lying in a hospital bed weakened by resolute fasting for more than a week. The cause of dharma he has taken up needs his active guidance.
Therein lies the good of the country," Bhagwat said.