Sathya Sai Baba - a god man or a normal human being - is the question has been raised once again after his death. Many people started asking about his "super magical power."
The renowned controversial writer Taslima Nasreen from her Twitter account said, "Now what exactly do u want to say? He was a normal human being! He was actually..he cheated on crores of his followers."
Criticising Sai Baba's earlier claim that he would die at the age of 94 in 2020, Taslima Nasreen tweeted, "No amount of good works can justify fooling common people and exploiting their dreams."
Taslima Nasreen was not the only one who criticised Sai Baba's "spiritual power." Many people were there who sound similar to the controversial Bangladeshi author. A tweeple tweeted from his Twitter account, "Sai Baba didn't keep to his promise to die @ 94. Lesson to mankind: He is not God but human."
Despite all controversies, from general people to well-known celebrities have enlisted their names at the devotees list of the Sri Sthya Sai Baba. Strating from actor Amitabh Bachchan to Sachin Tendulkar showed their faith on the "godman." Even his followership crossed the boundary of the nation. Thousands of international devotees paid their tribute to the "guru."
The Sathya Sai Baba was much beyond a spiritual guru to the masses and was born as Sathyanarayana Raju in the quaint village of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh on Nov 23 1926 and was gradually noticed for his miraculous deeds that included getting food and sweets from thin air right from childhood. Regarded as the reincarnation of the Shirdi Sai Baba who was also known for his many charitable acts.
With many hospitals, schools, and programmes spread across the world, his followers are believed to be close to 6 million. There are 1200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 114 countries worldwide. The trust runs general hospitals, two specialty hospitals, eye hospitals and mobile dispensaries. He was the messiah for the less fortunate and his prestigious water project gets the biggest clap. He was instrumental in spearheading in a project to supply water to 1.2 million people in the drought-ridden Anantpur district in AP. The project was called the "Sathya Sai Ganga Canal."
With a life of charmed existence, Satya Sai Baba getting 'vibhuthi' from thin air was the one image that is etched in our minds. For many a mere touch could transform their lives to a level that was beyond explanation.