Bangalore, Jan 19
Two days after police overpowered a youth who pulled
out an airpistol during a spiritual congregation in his
Whitefield ashram, godman Satya Sai Baba spurned reports
that it was an attempt to kill him and ridiculed the
media for 'spreading matters far from truth.'
"Why should they (media) spread lies? The pistol
possessed by the man may be meant to kill birds. But the
media tried to make a mountain out of a molehill," he
told a gathering at the first anniversary of the Sri
Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences.
"The fact is that no one came close to me as
reported. It is nothing but a blatant lie. It is a
matter of shame to spread falsehood," he said.
Recalling his activities on January 17 when the
incident took place, he said: "I went around the
audience, gave darshan and sat on the dais for over 45
minutes. Nothing happened. I later visited my
super-speciality hospital and by the time I returned to
the ashram, a gossip about an attempt to attack me had
"That night I kept on receiving numerous calls even
from people and organisations abroad about my
well-being," Sai Baba said.