Sathya Sai Baba

1926 - 2011

Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba (born Sathyanarayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011) was an Indian guru and philanthropist. At the age of fourteen he claimed that he was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, and left his home in order to serve the society and be an example to his followers.Sathya Sai Baba's materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches were a source of controversy for the agnostics and non believers. Some have analyzed them as being mere sleights of hand, while his followers have considered them as signs of his divinity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sathya Sai Baba has received more than 2,443,570 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 208th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Sathya Sai Baba ranks 208 out of 2,001Before him are Hagar, Pope John VIII, Pope Benedict XIII, Pope Alexander III, Pope Leo III, and Aleister Crowley. After him are Rachel, Elizabeth of Hungary, Pope Julius I, Charles Borromeo, Irenaeus, and Pope Gregory VIII.

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Among people born in 1926, Sathya Sai Baba ranks 8Before him are Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, Ingvar Kamprad, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Chuck Berry. After him are Leslie Nielsen, Beji Caid Essebsi, Miles Davis, Jiang Zemin, Dario Fo, and Andrzej Wajda. Among people deceased in 2011, Sathya Sai Baba ranks 7Before him are Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, Václav Havel, and Osama bin Laden. After him are Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, Svetlana Alliluyeva, and Sócrates.

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Among people born in India, Sathya Sai Baba ranks 18 out of 848Before him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Vivien Leigh (1913), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), and Ānanda (-600). After him are Rama (null), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), and Sita (null).


Among religious figures born in India, Sathya Sai Baba ranks 2Before him are Ānanda (-600). After him are Mahavira (-599), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Maudgalyayana (-568), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Anthony de Mello (1931), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Radha (null).

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