Indian Ex-Chief Justice: “Wild, Reckless Claims” about Sathya Sai Baba


At 'Call For Media and Government Investigation of Sathya Sai Baba', see the article:

Indian Ex-Chief Justice: “Wild, Reckless Claims” about Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 29, 2011


The following article I have updated with some valuable links not available at the time of writing - 28 August 2007. I have, accordingly, withdrawn the old version, which, however, read practically as this version, below.

Shortly before, and since Sathya Sai Baba's death, news reports, both in India and beyond, report an increasing number of Sai devotees asking accountability and transparency questions about the Sathya Sai Central Trust in India.

I shall briefly make the point that investigative lawyers, media and devotees at large will need to be alert to what former devotee researchers and analysts have shown. This is that the Sathya Sai Central Trust is not and amorphous, homogeneous entity.

Long ago, Hari Sampath (more recently a corporate software engineer) writing as one who had been a member of Sathya Sai Baba's Security and Intelligence Wing spoke of various circles of knowledge and activity in the Trust members: See: The Sathya Sai Baba set-up:  How it works

The picture is one in which some members, allied with others outside the Trust, are expert practitioners of the darker arts of politics, law, finance, security, and so forth.  Whereas others are, by purpose-design, used for their relative innocence of the realpolitik aspects. A consortium of the cynical, on the one hand and the naive, on the other.  Nothing new, of course in the world of power.