The writer of this obituary of Sathya Sai Baba was loath to report more than the weakest negative facts about the guru. Like nearly all main news outlets, he relied overwhelmingly on second-hand and largely uninformed news reports, which were strongly imbued by the massive propaganda spread through decades by Sai Baba followers, his organisation and institutions. The current Wikipedia article on Sai Baba was written almost entirely by his worshippers, a phalanx of anonymous contributors which organised a systematic campaign to eliminate as much as possible - by means fair or foul (including successful appeals to known cult followers who are administrators on Wikipedia). This happened after a long struggle by those sexually abused by him, or disgusted by what they learned about this and his deceits to contribute to a true appraisal of his actual behaviour and many deceptions. The Huffington Post was inundated with comments from supporters and sceptics. One contributor chose to use a penname (agentanybody) was asked to explain his relationship to Sai Baba and he testified to having been sexually abusedf by him. His decision to withhold his name (though well known to me, as will be obvious) was wise, considering the massive and vile on-line abuse and severe defamatory writings against Sai Baba critics. Below are scanned excerpts from the comments section of the Huffington Post obituary (which are still partly available on the wayback archive machine).