Sunday at Prashanthi Nilayam – part 2
Posted by robertpriddy on August 17, 2010
V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click
Note: The view of J.V. Ram that jealousy was the strongest motive is questionable… there is no clear evidence to suggest this. It was the propaganda of Sathya Sai Baba in his confused and vague discourse about the murders some weeks later. Others have claims that it was an attempt to get access to Sathya Sai Baba, not least to get rid of corruption in the ashram (in which Radhakrishna Murthy was supposedly deeply involved) but also to pressure Sai Baba into stopping his many reported sexual abuses of young boys and men. That a vendetta between opposing parties at the ashram existed seems very likely, since Vijay Prabhu was known to be a constant critic of many corrupt activities of the staff (and most rightly so), including their (secret) use of alcohol and Puttaparthi brothels. One brothel was widely reported as being owned by Janakiramiahah, the younger brothr of Sathya Sai Baba. Another organized undercover sex solicitation was conducted at the ayurvedic healing clinic ‘Nadakuduru Sai Ayurveda Hospitals Private Limited of one of the ‘veranda VIPs’, Dr. Samba Siva Rao.
To be continued….
Overview – the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this The 1993 murder episode graphically explained Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1 On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2