Sai Baba birth date controversy overview
Posted by robertpriddy on June 24, 2013
For years a controversy about the date of Sathya Sai Baba’s birth has been discussed, especially among dissidents. No complete proof deciding the matter finally has proved possible, not least since there was no birth register in Puttaparthi in those days. School records did exist, and these record his age indicating a much later date for his birth (October 20, 1940). There are several likely reasons why the birth date was decided many years later and fixed as 23 November 1926 instead of the actual date, though these are not conclusive. However, his elder sister told that no birth dates were recoded in her family, though when the question of her younger brother Sathya’s birth arose she followed the ‘party line’, being altogether very unwilling to go against him (he had full power over the fate of all of his family, of course).
All aspects of this controversy – including new circumstantial evidence – are covered in a careful up-dated analysis at Sathya Sai Baba’s Birth Date is contested as well as his school records