Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

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Many young men claiming sexual contact with Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on June 22, 2011

Sathya Sai Baba with some favourite boyfriends in his later years. Why did he have a bed in his private room (astonishing news for his devotees – from The Telegraph, Calcutta, and other papers)  which is five meters by 5 meters? One can but surmise…

Now that more of the truth about the massive deceptions and cover-ups around Sathya Sai Baba have been discovered, it is time to point out again the extensive and credible testimony – much of it confirmed by our incisive  investigations – and circumstantial evidence about Sathya Sai Baba as a major, serial sexual abuser. As often explained on numerous websites, the number of males who are reported as having been sexually molested by Sai Baba in one way or another is very considerable. There are differences in the extent to which those so involved have reported the facts. Over 20 have written their testimony on the Internet or have been filmed on documentaries stating their experiences. All of these are highly credible witnesses, in whose testimony there are many similarities, though they explain in different ways according to each the particular circumstances involved. They were brave indeed to stand forth, having nothing to gain other than the knowledge that they may have helped protect others from the same experiences.  They have been harassed and libeled for their troubles by devotees of Sai Baba in intense denial, especially by Gerald Joe Moreno on a truly fanatical scale.

The credibility of most allegations and descriptions is extremely sound: Why would so many identifiable young men go to the trouble and lengths of writing their detailed testimony on how they were abused sexually by Sathya Sai Baba if this never happened, as Sai VIPs and devotees still wish to believe?  Knowing how difficult it is to stand forth as a victim of sex abuse, it is certain that these brave persons are but the tip of a huge iceberg. The following list is of people who have publicly announced as having been approached and misused sexually by Sathya Sai Baba in one way or another:-

 (1) Tal Brooke, USA
(2) John Worldie, USA  (see here -‘Big John’ by Murphet)
(3) Conny Larsson, Sweden
(4) Keith Ord, UK/Spain
(5) Hans de Kraker, Australia/Holland (see Hans de Kraker: telling comments on Sai Baba on The Telegraph obituary
(6) Alaya Rahm, USA
(7) Jens Sethi, Germany
(8) Afshin Khorramshahgol, Iran/USA
(9) Mark Roche, USA
(10) Sathya Purcell, USA
(11) Dr. Naresh Bhatia, India
(12) Ulrich Zimmerman USA
(13) John Bright, UK
(14) Matthijs van der Meer, Holland
(15) John Purnell, Australia
(16) Jesper Anden, Sweden
(17) Gabriel Mn, Sweden
(18) Jed Geyerhahn, USA
(19) Terry Scott, USA
(20) Neptune Chapotin USA (“Fifteen-year-old”)
(21) Son of Britt-Marie Andén
(22) Tomm ‘The Golden Boy’, Gothenberg, Sweden
(23) Krishna Kumar,  (see explanation about Krishna Kumar)
(24) Marc-Andre St. Jean, Canada (also here)

(25) Christopher St. John (actor etc. see here)
(26) Uli Steckenreuter, Germany
(27) David Paul, UK. further testimony

One of the most prominent Sai Baba devotees and lecturers, Dr. Naresh Bhatia, was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph’s Mick Brown and told how he had been a sexual partner of Sathya Sai Baba for years, and how Sai Baba had anally raped a 14 year old boy in his college. This led to  Bhatia’s sacking and removal from Puttaparthi after intense harassment by thugs. See a full account here.

Sathya Sai Baba himself related in two different discourses that boys slept in his locked bedroom apartment: see BOYS SLEEP IN SAI BABA’S BEDROOM

In addition – numerous alleging sex-abused persons whose names are not always given here for obvious reasons, including harassment of self and family members, the threat of possible murder (as occurred in 1993 at Prashanthi Nilayam) :-

30)  Several Malaysian students (unidentified, who informed the Malaysian Organization around 1980 (confirmed to Priddy by former Sai Baba activist there, Hariram Jayaram – see letter and fuller account here)

31) Two younger brothers of a NRI entrepreneur (identity known but kept secret)  in Australia who he immediately withdrew from the Sai College at PN when they told him (he has been in close contact with the exposé)
32) Former student whose writings are posted here under the pseudonym Raman Sharma
 and especially here
33) gsmpasad   himself abused and who knew a long list of students who were also ‘form boys’ for Sai Baba
34) Basava Premanand represented abused students at the Sai Colleges (see The Sai Baba and his Students)
35) Testimony from a Sai Baba sexually-abused male and more from Huffington Post
36) Sex wanted by Sai Baba claim and thugs sent after refusal – on Express Buzz (India) by Linda Burton
37) Report by Barry Pittard on Polish man molested by Sai Baba and a Malaysian man oiled genitally

In addition – numerous alleging sex-abused persons whose names are not given here for obvious reasons:-

Testimony from persons who contacted the Sai Petition:-

31)  Dilip NarainAustralia signed the petition on July 8. 2011.Period as a follower: 1979-1982 Position in S.S.Org: student Puttaparti college. “I attended his college with my 2 brothers and was abused sexually. My father handed over thousands of dollars in cash. How could his abuse of innocent children be covered up for so long?”
32) Alvaro Filippo Michelon, Italy signed the petition on April 14. 2011. Period as a follower: 1981 – 1990 “I was first molested by Sai Baba 81. But I thought it was a privilege. I’m so sorry i have lost 10 years of my life…”
33)  Veronica Isacsson, Sweden signed the petition.  Period as a follower: 94-03  “friends of me has been sexually abused by Baba”
34) Rosalia Malagelada de Neves, Venezuela signed the petition.  Period as a follower: 1988 until 2001 Position in S.S.Org: Venezuela Comite “I knew the two cases very close of abuse”
35) Paul Throne, USA signed the petition.  Period as a follower: 1988-2000 Position in S.S.Org: Center education coordinator.  “Have been to see SB 4 times, 1990, 1994, 1995-96 and 1999. Despite many positive experiences, I believe too many credible accounts of abuse now exist to pretend it isn’t real, including a young male friend of mine who told me SB fondled him. More frightening to me than the megalomaniac SB is his organization and its leaders. When the leaders refuse to hear these concerns or allow discussion of these events, it has become a complete mind-control cult.”
36)  David Juliano, USA signed the petition.  “abused by Sai Baba in 1974”
37)  michael smith, USA signed the petition.  “I am a sexual abuse victim advocate who is concerned for all victims in the U.S.”

Genital oiling by Sathya Sai Baba is also reported

(1) Jens Sethi, Germany
(2) Al Rahm (father of Alaya – testified on BBC documentary)
(3) by Greg Gerson USA
(4) Josh Kintz USA – son of Marie and Bruce Kintz (genitally oiled) 6plus two other friends of Sathya Purcell (unidentified) reported by Sharon Purcell
5) Troels Meyer – younger son of deceased Central Coordinator Thorbjørn & Marianne Meyer (EHV – Europe) (reported by his brother, Thomas Meyer)
(6) By a known US author
who, after having published that  SB applied a white ointment  to his chest later stated in an open e-mail that it  was actually on his perineum (behind the gonads).
(7) A Sai student posted (1/10/01) on Sathya Sai Baba Discussion Club under “A Letter I Wrote to Sai Critic” the following “… beside being “oiled” under the pretense of curing a different problem with a totally different part of my anatomy, I was saved from further sexploitation my en masse defections from the closet relatives who were Baba’s choice inner circle for decades who were all victims of his sodomite behaviour. Needless to say, we were villified as usual and were labelled as opportunists. I don’t expect you to believe this or post it on your site but I would appreciate if you sent this to Mr. Murphet. But he is too invested in this for nearly 40 years and I don’t expect him to have an open mind after this long. After all, my own father did not believe what happened to me when it happened. Regards,Taken for a ride for 20 years and called the “chaff””

Other reports of improper (sexual) behaviour by Sathya Sai Baba are many – here are a few

1) Edwin X, the Netherlands (the webmaster has the full details of this person, anonymous here)
2) Anonymous Danish youth
3) Gerald Joe Moreno, USA
4 The Indian web site (see downloaded page here)
They allowed the following comment to be posted on an article in reply to a defender of Sathya Sai Baba:-
TO: Krishnakumar- I used to be a devotee of Sai Baba till my boyfriend was given a private meeting when he took him inside and asked him to do sexual things with him. My boy friend was shocked , he refused, came out. My boy friend is heterosexual. We both left Puttaparthi because, after that we were threatened by Sai Baba’s thugs. We were both 23 yrs old. We realized that we had to leave. So don’t live in your make believe world!!!! Wake up. I bet you are not sexually interesting , otherwise he would have tried you too.
By Linda Burton 12/26/2009 11:45:00 PM

Sathya Sai College: ex-student tells of awful sex culture there  A valuable account to inform those who were at the colleges what others experienced. Much was unsaid about Sathya Sai Baba because of the extreme censorship, the very strong punishments that were meted out to students who talked, up to and including their death.

More untoward events at Prashanthi Nilayam – unexplained deaths, disappearances, and suicides

See a selected list of prominent signers of the Sai Petition here.

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Moreno’s bawdy blogs and few supporters

Posted by robertpriddy on October 15, 2009

Gerald Moreno shows a lot of ingenuous ingenuity of the brand used by tabloid papers, twisting things, omitting all details which go against his great goal, to twist and discredit practically everything that has been written to reveal the secret nature of Sathya Sai Baba. This puts Mr. JGM’s mindset in question, catering as he does for readers who have no sound judgement due to an inherited or acquired religious indoctrination. With a true believer syndrome hanging round their necks like millstones they don’t see. This inability to reflect deeply over oneself, the ability to question oneself and re-evaluate their positions, having been constantly warned by Sai Baba that faith (in God, in him and his word) is the cardinal value and the essential for all ‘spiritual’ progress. doubt is presented as if it were a sin, the activity of Judases and so on. Gerald Moreno’s writings are witness to this mindset. He never tells of doubts of any kind (after his preliminary induction into the Sai Baba set-up) and his opinions never based show any kind of ‘pro- and contra-‘ reasoning. Unlike those who have been heavily involved with Sai Baba but have been able to stand back and review things in the light of overwhelming new facts. In all his output, Moreno is an extremist black and white thinker, and his critics he paints black on every issue, himself, Sai Baba and all supporters as white only.

The sheer bawdy vulgarity of many of his texts gives the strongest signal that any Sai devotees worth their salt in honesty and decency ought to get loud and clear! Yet under internal instructions from the so-called Sai-VIPs in the movement, the great majority of the supposed 10 million or so more-or-less followers will not come out in support of Moreno – for the leadership knows how that would condemn the movement utterly and forever and seal its fate. At the same time, not one of these believers in truthfulness, love, non-violence, peace and righteousness has lifted a finger to defend dissidents, or to utter a tweet of criticism of Gerald Moreno. This speaks louder than words… those who devoted themselves completely to good works and were known as upstanding servers and honest people – and some were deeply revered (David Bailey, Dr. Naresh Bhatia) – are not only banned like lepers from the fold, but left to withstand massive personal slurs and harassment based on nothing but irrational attacks and base lies. So much for the courage of convictions and conscience of Sai devotees around the world, who are too cowardly to stand up for the persecuted and harbour no love in any form of action for anyone who criticises the guru, whatever their reasons. In this we see the core nature of the Sai Baba movement as an indoctrinated and increasingly exclusive cult.

See this bawdy, raging, blustering attack on me by Moreno – and note his fixation on anal matters:-

I have never made a single legal threat against Gerald Moreno as he well knows. He has never received a letter from my lawyers.I have occasionally made a general warning about infringement of my copyright. Since Moreno is raring to go to court, let him sue me. My legal advisers see not a single point in which I am in jeopardy. I do know, however, that lawyers have been contacted by other offended parties to examine the options concerning Moreno. Note the vulgar fantasy in Moreno's anal threat above!

I have never made a single legal threat against Gerald Moreno as he well knows. He has never received a letter from my lawyers.I have occasionally made a general warning about infringement of my copyright. Since Moreno is raring to go to court, let him sue me. My legal advisers see not a single point in which I am in jeopardy. I do know, however, that lawyers have been contacted by other offended parties to examine the options concerning Moreno. Note the vulgar fantasy in Moreno's anal threat above!

A list of some – far from all – of Moreno’s obsessive attack pages can be found here.

Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya (or Satya) Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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Dr. Naresh Bhatia’s exposure of Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on May 6, 2009

Dr. Naresh Bhatia, who for six years was the head of the blood bank of the Sai Super Speciality hospital, is quoted in The Findings, by the UK whistle-blower and exposé writer, David Bailey: bhat-ss“Three young students from Sai Baba’s junior male college were called for interview. One of them, a seven year old boy student, came out of the interview room crying. He continued to cry for two days, and was unable to eat or study. That evening Dr Bhatia, on duty in the children’s canteen, was asked to find the cause of the child’s distress. He questioned and then examined the child, and found that he had been sexually penetrated, via his anus. The child was taken to Bangalore and re-examined. A second medical opinion confirmed sexual abuse. Dr Bhatia had been involved in sexual activity with Sai Baba for six years, believing that he was serving divinity. He went to Sai Baba: “Why do you do this to such a young child when you have all of us adults and the older students to play with?” Sai Baba’s reply: “Don’t bargain with God!” Soon after, five men went to Dr Bhatia’s home, threatening his life with knives. He made his escape by car, fleeing to Delhi.” The author and journalist Mick Brown wrote about his visit to Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram and his meeting with V.K. Narasimhan in his perceptive and often critical book “The Spiritual Tourist” As a journalist, Mick Brown subsequently investigated some of the many allegations of sexual abuse made against Sai Baba, visiting the Rahm family in the USA and others in that pursuit of the truth. Brown wrote a major article in the Sunday Telegraph (12 November 2000 click here) summarizing what he characterised as ‘The Divine Downfall’. There he related that Bhatia resigned from his post at the hospital in December 1999 and is now an administrator at a hospital in New Delhi. and stated: “Contacted by phone, Bhatia said that he had become a devotee of Sai Baba in 1971, at the age of 20, and that he had sexual relations with Sai Baba for “15 or 16 years”. In that time, he said, he was also aware that Sai Baba had relations with “many, many” students from the college and school, and with devotees from overseas.”

The Sunday Telegraph article gained much prominence and was soon republished around the world in a number of prominent dailies in other languages. Thereafter Dr. Bhatia fell mysteriously silent. He has not been available to stand forth and repeat his allegations since.

Front cover of Bhatia's hagiography

Front cover of Bhatia's hagiography

Corrupt power removed Bhatia: This case illustrates the reach of Sai Baba’s worldly power in India that Bhatia can no longer repeat any of the massive allegations. He describes how his life was threatened at Puttaparthi by thugs and had to flee to Delhi, where he took employment as a doctor. Dr. Bhatia was one of the closest servitors of Sai Baba in the 1990s and was known to be so to all regular visitors to the ashrams. He was married with children and was a very frequent and very popular ‘lecturer’ at Prashanthi Nilayam – which is to say he would tell all about Sai Baba in the prevailing politically correct manner. He was held in very high esteem as such by many rather naive persons I knew, but I always avoided his ‘lectures’ as I had read his excessively naive and over-eulogising book ‘Dreams and realities face to face with God‘ and could not stomach such near-hysterical and flowery praises of Sai Baba. Nonetheless, his importance in the movement was such that drastic measures were taken to discredit him after he challenging Sai Baba. His book was immediately taken off sale at the Sathya Sai Baba Book & Publications Trust, and it was banned. The egocentric US publisher devotee, Jack Scher, a millionaire who had so to speak ‘bought into’ a veranda place by setting up a publishing co. for Sai books in the US called ‘Leela Press’ had to trash all his copies. V.K.Narasimhan was instructed to publish the disclaimer about Dr. Bhatia in Sanathana Sarathi.

In 1999/2000 a lady friend of ours – Anne-Irene – had close connections with ‘deep insiders’ at Prashanthi Nilayam, especially Mr.& Mrs. Ratan Lal and the US lady called Veronica who ran the foreigners’ canteen. Anne-Irene was present when Dr. Naresh Bhatia was discredited and made to leave his post as head of the Blood Donation Unit at Sathya Sai Baba’s big hospital in Puttaparti. She reported how rumours flew in all directions, as is always the case when such events occur at the Sai ashrams, for there is always a rigid clamp-down on anyone who knows facts from telling the truth. As usual, those unsupported rumours were set going and allowed to flourish with ‘no comments’… especially that Dr. Bhatia had been caught having sexual relations with nurses at the hospital, and that this had been going on with other young ladies over whom he was in a position of authority.

Bhatia has declared that he still recognizes Sai Baba as God, the major divine avatar of the present aeon… despite Bhatia’s testimony that Sai Baba is a serial and perverted abuser of young boys. Explain that whoever can! Dr. Bhatia was also contacted by investigators on behalf of the BBC in 2002 and I was told bt them that he had confirmed the original account about his dismissal, though he was not interviewed in the documentary ‘The Secret Swami’, which could only use one hour of footage out of 80 hours recorded around the world. Moreover, powerful Sai Baba interests with the support of government and police authorities have effectively silenced Dr. Bhatia.

IMPORTANT NOTE! However, Dr. Bhatia has provided extremely interesting accounts of his first and subsequent interviews with Sathya Sai Baba which anyone who has any common sense – and in view of Bhatia’s subsequent claims of years of sexual relations with SB – are nothing less than a description of “total surrender” body and soul along with his best friend Sarma. See scans of his very revealing account here.

Amusing footnote; It was suggested by the fanatical and unlikely defender of Sai Baba, Gerald Joe Moreno, that author and journalist Mick Brown could not have known whether it really was Dr. Naresh Bhatia to whom he spoke when he phoned the number given to him by a contact of Bhatia.  Moreno strongly implies that it was someone else who answered Mick Brown’s questions – presumably a “blatant, shameless liar” who wanted to smear Sai Baba who was happily on hand while Bhatia himself was presumably detained by his henchmen? Moreno sees blatant, shameless liars all over the place, presumably now also in Indian telephone exchanges… or what?

See full original posting of the Bhatia confrontation with SaiBaba on Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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Sathya Sai Baba defends himself by proxy

Posted by robertpriddy on February 26, 2009

Quotation from Sai Baba’s Birthday Discourse 23rd November 2006

“However, there are certain people who are creating differences. As the name and fame of Swami is spreading, many people have developed jealousy and they are making false propaganda. Recently, a meeting was held in London in which Air Chief Marshal (retd.) Suri repudiated all such false propaganda. There he told the critics that they should go to Sathya Sai Baba, observe and experience the truth personally and then only make any comments.“

Comment EXACTLY what I have done. The proof is in my book of 1994, available as ‘Source of the Dream’ (Samuel Weiser Inc. 1998 and Sai Towers 2000) and in many articles in Sanathana Sarathi and other publications. Suri may have repudiated all false propaganda, but he has not repudiated anything which the expose has presented in the way of facts, videos, testimonies and the demonstration of the falsity and contradictoriness of Sathya Sai Baba’s own words.As to ‘jealousy’, who wants to be known as a sex abuser of young boys and men, an accomplice to murders, or wants to compete with a known deceiver and outright liar about his critics!

Sai Baba went on about Suri’s propaganda talk:
“He further asked them not to listen to all sorts of gossip and start talking about it. What do you gain by listening to others? Those who spread rumours have themselves not seen or experienced anything.”

Comment: I am not spreading rumours, because I have seen and experienced a great deal through 18 years, nine visits and five 2-hour interviews. Nor do hundreds of long-term followers who have left Sathya Sai Baba. Many have convincingly declared that Sathya Sai Baba is a sexual abuser, other that he makes use of fraud, many sorts of deception, countless broken promises, bogus prophecies which do not come about…

Further, Sai Baba said: “But they started false propaganda and it spread to many countries; it reached India also.”bhatbook

Comment: Quite a lot came from India itself. Such as the evidence of very close devotee Dr. Naresh Bhatia that Sathya Sai Baba anally raped a 7th grade student of his, damaging his anus. He challenged Sai Baba who told him ‘Don’t bargain with God!’ and dismissed him from his post at the SS Speciality Hospital. Bhatia reported that he knew Sai Baba had daily sex with a large number of students. He told the Daily Telegraph that he even had a homosexual relationship with Sai Baba over a number of years. (See more on Bhatia here)

And also: “Without ascertaining the facts, some Indian newspapers also published these false articles, imitating the foreign newspapers. In fact, these critics don’t have faith in what they themselves speak. Then, why should they believe in what others say? Their only intention is to defame Swami by foul means. But it is not possible for anyone to defame Swami.”

Dr. Bhatia very close servitor of Sathya Sai Baba - "too close for comfort"

Dr. Bhatia very close servitor of Sathya Sai baba – “too close for comfort”

Comment; I for one certainly am totally convinced, after 10 years of investigation that Sathya Sai Baba is guilty of all the crimes and deceptions that I have reported on. My only intention is to bring out the truth which Sathya Sai Baba is desperately trying to convince his followers is not worth investigating! We all know why!

Calumnious Air Marshal Suri was talking through his hat for he no doubt is a cover-up man who sees his interests and prestige best served by denial of facts. But history will prove he is part of a cult which he knows better than he admits, and nothing can stop any serious researcher from realising that the critics are fully justified. Nothing can cover up these mendacious conspiracies in the long run.

Sai Baba also told the crowd: “Thousands of people have assembled here. Heads are many, but the feeling is one.”

Comment: Not claiming millions of visitors as usual, but only thousands this time. For once he approaches the factual truth! (See the many  lies about such matters in previous years)

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