Sathya Sai Baba 1st anniversary news 24/4/2012 –
Posted by robertpriddy on April 24, 2012
One year on from the day Sathya Sai Baba was clandestinely ‘disconnected’ from is life support, the Deccan Herald reports that the number of devotees visiting Prashanti Nilayam have dwindled:-
“For thousands of Sai devotees who had made Puttaparthi their home, the situation is unimaginable. The feeling of insecurity has slowly begun to sink in. Things are not the same here anymore. Almost all commercial establishments have seen a slump. Although it is not deep enough to cause panic, the pattern is something they had never witnessed earlier. Even some of the devotees, who seemed too ardent to indulge in discussions regarding Baba a year ago, are caught in debates characterised by doubts. Puttaparthi Builders Association Secretary Jothi Keshav said: “We have been able to do only 10 per cent of what we did in 2009 and 2010. The demand is just not there.”
That doubts – long censored and suppressed by every means available – are being discussed is positive, though not remarkable considering the vast web of scandals and deceptions Sathya Sai Baba is now known to have been involved in before his ignominious death, the real date and medical cause of which has been religiously covered up.
AT THE SAME TIME comes the news that Sathya Sai Baba’s nephew R J Ratnakar, who took over the key position in the multi´billion dollar Sai Central Trust., has been accused as unfit for the office by one of the relatives of Sathya Sai Baba, Ganapathi Raju (also according to the Deccan Herald)