Midas hoard revealed was in Sathya Sai Baba’s private possession
Posted by robertpriddy on June 17, 2011
Never forget that the self-appointed total renunciate of all worldly goods and desires was exposed after his death as a miserly hoarder on a huge scale. The genuine valuable diamonds he had were never given to any of those who he claimed to ‘materialize’ diamond rings for. Unless perhaps for one or two top Indian elite figures (though no one has ever produced proof of a single genuine diamond from him! (i.e. a professional diamond assayer. But assayers have shown that his claimed ‘diamonds’ were virtually worthless zircon or synthetic gemstones – see here).
The Mumbai Mirror also reported:- “The Central Sathya Sai Trust, which conducted an inventory of the things stored inside the Yajur Mandir since it was broken open on Wednesday, came out with the announcement listing details of the treasure trove. The assessment was done in the presence of retired judge of Supreme Court A P Mishra and retired judge of Karnataka High Court Vaidyanatha. The room had two huge idols of Ganesh and Krishna, which Baba used to pray to for two hours every day. According to reports, diamonds presented by Saudi royalty were also found there.
As many as 20 SBI staff counted the cash for 36 hours using three cash counting machines, apart from manually weighing the ornaments.
Trust legal counsel member Naganand disclosed the details of the wealth to media. The room had restricted entry for everybody including trust members, his relatives and close aides. Only the Baba’s most trusted personal assistant Sathyajit used to be allowed entry now and then to serve Baba. Rumours regarding the spiritual leader’s will were also put to rest after trust members declared that a will had also been recovered in the room. The room had been kept locked ever since Baba was hospitalised in March.”
Where the report that Sai Baba prayed two hours daily to idols of Ganesh and Krishna originated none can guess… if it were true it would be a sensation, as he claimed to be the reincarnation of Krishna, so why pray to himself? Now there is allegedly a will made by Sathya Sai Baba! What does that contain? Will it make Satyajit the head of his Trust or what? More internal battling and cover-up is only to be expected, considering all the cloak-and-dagger behind the scenes so far! Devotees are saying the unprecedented photo of SB doing namaskaar (right) was a last greeting, that he knew his time had come. Or, just as likely… did this express atonement for a lifetime of deceits and sins in a typical gesture of “public apology”. Did the Central Trust members become seriously worried what he’d do next, leading to their “decisions”, followed by SB’s “heart attack”, hospitalisation… and never fully explained or certificated death? Nobody knows what they did, do or will do… as an academic has mailed me today:-
“I find it most alarming that no one from the Revenue service, the government or otherwise was allowed or had pressed the Trust to be present during the official opening of the inner sanctum.”
A long-time contact of mine in India has sent me information (inset in dark blue) from his insider sources which facts are now appearing here and there in numerous Indian papers:-
Sai Baba’s official residence “Yajur mandiram” – built at a cost of around Rs 35-40 crores ( $9-10 millions) in 2006 – was opened yesterday by (only some of the) Sathya Sai Central Trust members. It had been kept locked for the past 2 months since Sathya Sai Baba’s final hospitalization (that is, apart from one entry by police to try to find the will of Sai Baba that someone had dreamed he told them it was in a silver casket there (Most amusingly, nothing was found!) . At 10 AM on 16th June, 2011, the key was brought from the State Bank of India – where it has been held – by the bank manager and the residence was opened. Sources tell me – as largely confirmed by some newspaper reports too – that a staggering amount of hard cash was discovered, in several currencies. It was so much that, after two hours, bank officials decided to bring in many currency counting machines. About 15 to 20 students were pressed into service to count the cash alone, and it took them many hours to complete the job. Unofficial reports say that the cash alone would be in the range of several millions of dollars.
Satyajit was specially brought in by the SSB trust to identify all the places where the “divine treasure” has been stashed away, as he was the only one Sai Baba had trusted in his last few years.
(NOTE: IBN Live reported 15 June:- “It is learnt that Ratnakar wanted the Trust to give no importance to Satyajit under any circumstances.” Meanwhile, the Hindustan Times, June 16, reported:- “Sathya Sai Baba’s personal care-giver Satyajit, who alone had the knowledge of the biometric lock system, accompanied the trust members and officials. During the spiritual guru’s lifetime, Satyajit was the only person who had access to his personal chamber.” So the Trustees had to swallow their pride or else remain locked out, but Satyajit complied even though everyone knonw Sathya Sai Baba intended him to be the one who would lead the Central Trust. Which strongly indicates how thoroughly dishonourable the remaining trustee power-brokers are. See more on their despicable lies below. Rediff News, June 17, reports under the heading:- “Rs 11.5 cr cash, 98 kg gold found in Sai Baba’s room“. Enough said here!
Apart from the huge cash haul, a large amount of gold, diamonds and precious jewelry has been found. Chains, lockets, rings etc in their hundreds were heaped in secret hiding places. Local sources say that this would only be a fraction of what had been originally inside Sai Baba’s residence as after his hospitalisation, several trucks of cash and gold had been reportedly spirited away by SSB trust members/their agents.A few computers were also found inside the residence complex, and are reported to contain details of Sai Baba’s huge financial empire. SSB trust members say they have videographed the inspection proceedings and would submit an inventory to the government soon, but they refused to comment or take questions, while Ratnakar, SSB’s nephew has said a statement would be issued within 24 hours.
The Times of India reported June 17:- “Baba used to maintain a cash chest from where he used to gift priceless valuables and gifts to his ardent devotees,” a source said.” and “Sources said that crores worth valuables and gold jewellery was stored inside the mandir. The Trust kept everybody, including media, at bay though it had promised to open the doors of the mandir in the midst of devotees and high-profile individuals.” “Ex-CJI P N Bhagawati along with former High Court judge Vaidyanathan and ex-Supreme Court judge A P Misra were also present when the inventory was being done in the mandir. Surprisingly, the district collector, SP or revenue officials were not present at the time of inventory. Though the Trust promised to carry out the exercise in the presence of a third party, nobody was allowed inside,” sources said. Media was kept out of bounds, while only DSP Narasimhulu, who is touted to be close to Rathnakar, was present.“
Sathya Sai Trustees lie their way through everything, the proof:-
My friend also points out:-
On April 28th, the SB trust members in a rambling hour long press conference, 4 days after sb’s death, had issued several statements about the functioning of the sb trust, its transparency, its perfect accounting of every single rupee received by check, about how the press and vested interests were casting aspersions etc…
“18. In light of the baseless, irresponsible and false accusations of defalcation of gold, valuable artefacts and even money, it is emphatically stated that these accusations are wholly untrue and it is believed that these have been engineered by certain vested interests with a view to defame the fair name of the Trust, its functionaries and the Trustees. There is no truth whatsoever in these allegations.
19. All transactions of the Trusts are duly accounted in their books of account. An experienced and qualified chartered accountant oversees the accounting and financial management. The accounts are duly audited by a reputed firm of Chartered Accountants based at Delhi. Periodical returns, accounts and audit reports as prescribed by law are duly filed with the concerned authorities under the Income Tax Act, FCRA and other applicable statutes. There is no proceeding initiated against any of the Trusts by any authority under any statute alleging any impropriety or violation of law.” Here one may study that full official statement http://www.saibabaofindia.com/press-release-trustees-sri-sathya-sai-central-trust-28042011.htm
Indeed, almost everything their infallible preceptor, Sathya Sai Baba himself, said about money, property, selfless service, celibacy, proper behaviour, human nature and so on is contradicted by something else he said or did. Yet most of the top Indian elite still worships his memory and condones the Central Trust’s secrecy and undoubted corruption and suspected vast money-laundering without a single check or intervention! All these corrupt politicians attended the funeral of one of the worst guru exploiters of people in Indian history, Sathya Sai Baba, the Midas of Puttaparthi whose deceptions all turned to donated ‘gold’ for him and who died under such ignominious and suspicious circumstances without a death certificate or post-mortem while his Central Trust fought daily over the power and money at stake! It shows what a gigantic leap forward is needed for Indian politics and law ever to catch up with a moderately run and informed democracy, alas for the majority of its people! The great problem for Manmohan Singh and all the top politicians in India is that, in appearing to try to crack down on corruption, they cannot crack down on the leading figures who allow and/or turn a blind eye to it (i.e. themselves!) except where it is impossible for them not to act at least partially, as in the case of the huge Commonwealth Games international scandal. The government is beset by a populace claiming a clean-up, first led by Gandhi activist Anna Hazare (and of course, NOT by Sathya Sai Baba). In the case of the TV yogi guru Ramdev’s massively supported fast and demonstrations against top-level corruption, the huge demonstrations have been brutally suppressed with the support of the Indian Government. He said he would continue his hunger strike and organise nationwide protests this week against the police action. ‘It’s a blot on democracy and a conspiracy to kill me,’ he said. He accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government of reneging on a promise to take swift action against Indians who have stashed millions of dollars illegally in safe havens abroad.
Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394603/Guru-Baba-Ramdevs-hunger-strike-end-riot-Indian-police-teargas-crowd-40-000-supporters.html#ixzz1PYIDa9oB