Robert Priddy (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)

Friendship With V.K. Narasimhan 


Posted, September 04th, 2007. 

By: Exbaba Admin

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Robert Priddy (3) Friendship With V.K. Narasimhan

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Long, cherished mutual friendship...

Long, cherished mutual friendship. Photo:  1998


"Robert Priddy says that he found some devastating facts from one of Sai Baba’s very closest confidants in the 1980s and 1990s.

This was V.K. Narasimhan (d. March 2000). This remarkable man, whose history of standing courageously up (many fine citizens were flung into jail!) as a newspaper Editor to Indira Gandhi during the 21-month 1975–1977 Emergency was known and is still remembered with admiration throughout India, and well beyond".

"Editor of Sanathana Saratha, succeeding Professor N. Kasturi, V.K. Narasimhan was a warm mutual friend of the both of us, although Priddy’s and my paths did not cross. VKN, as he was with much affection known, had been ex-Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Express group of newspapers, and was widely regarded as very upright, and one of the few who were not fauning lickspittles around Sai Baba. He was, although an outstanding public speaker, in many ways a very private man. He would not in any other circumstance than admiration and trust have shared years of trusted friendship with Robert Priddy".

Chilling Whisperings Under Less Than Spiritual Temple Pillars

Priddy recounts how VKN shared this information with him with a lowered voice. Robert has remarked to me in various connections over time that his own subsequent extensive investigations have confirmed Narasimhan’s account. He says that VKN informed him of a discussion to which he was witness between Janaki Ramiah (Sai Baba’s younger brother) and the particularly powerful then Home Minister of India (S.B. Chavan, a Sai Baba devotee) who congratulated the brother on his actions in dealing with the matter, whereupon they laughed together over the words ‘Dead men tell no tales.’ The account is spine-chilling.

"No less than a former Andhra Pradesh former Home Secretary, V.P.B. Nair, has described the killings in the BBC’s television documentary The Secret Swami (2004) as “absolute cold blooded murder”. (Article Links to a file so that you can view and hear Nair speaking to BBC interviewer Tanya Datta)