Despite the myriad controversies surrounding him, Sri Sathya Sai Baba continues to be one of the most popular Hindu Gurus with a huge number of followers around the world.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi, a small village in South India, on November 23, 1926. As a child, he demonstrated exemplary qualities of compassion, generosity, and wisdom, which clearly distinguished him from the other children of his village.
At the age of 14, he declared to his family and to the people of his village that he would henceforth by known as Sai Baba and that his mission was to bring about the spiritual regeneration of humanity by demonstrating and teaching the highest principles of truth, righteous conduct, peace, and divine love.
Sai Baba passed away after prolonged illness on Easter Day 2011 at the age of 84. He has been an inspiration to people of all faiths for his mission of love and humanitarian service.
On the occasion of his 87th birth anniversary, here's a short profile of the Sai Baba of our times. Read Full Bio