Gerald Joe Moreno

Sekharji, Kaleshwar And The Bogus $1 Million Picture Extortion Gossips Against Sathya Sai Baba

Posted on: May 28, 2010

Sekharji, Kaleshwar And The Bogus $1 Million Picture Extortion Gossips Against Sathya Sai Baba

Beginning in the year 2002, several Ex-Devotees (specifically Sanjay Dadlani, Tony O’Clery and Robert Priddy) erroneously and falsely claimed that there is “photographic evidence” in existence of Sathya Sai Baba allegedly engaged in sexual acts.

The so-called “photographic evidence” rumor was originally started by a guru-wannabee named Sekharji (real name “Chandrasekhar Balasubramanian”) who carefully primps his hair and wears an orange gown to make himself look like Sathya Sai Baba (click thumbnail to enlarge):

Sathya Sai Baba Impersonator Sekharji

Sathya Sai Baba Impersonator Sekharji

Sekharji sent the following post to Ex-Devotees:

Sekharji: “Today, there are so many Extortionists, that SSB is letting most of them go on telling stories without the reward for silence. It seems that the money supply is now getting low. So now, there are a whole lot of exDevotees attacking each Other to achieve the status as being the last One standing for SSB to deal with. There are even Imposters planted to help confuse and frighten the whistleblowers. I enforce My claim for the previous statements to You in the following way.

here is a Swamiji named ‘Kaleshwara’ somewhere near Banglore. He was a young Boy when SSB molested Him. He, however, brought a camera and took pictures of the activites without SSB knowing. Later, He extorted SSB and got $1 million dollars to start His own ashram. Go to Him in Banglore, and privately ask. He is quite open and honest about the whole matter. He may still even show You the pictures as He did to many Others.

Sekharji – 06-28-2002 08:43 PM ET (US)

There are several profound problems with Sekharji’s claims:

  • First of all, Swami Kaleshwar has never lived “somewhere near Bangalore” and his ashram is not in Bangalore, Karnataka. Kaleshwar’s ashram is in Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh (250kms away from Bangalore and in another state). Therefore, Sekharji’s information about Swami Kaleshwar is wholly incorrect and is therefore highly suspect.
  • Secondly, Sekharji never said that he saw the alleged pictures himself, first-hand. Sekharji simply repeated a rumor and gossip he allegedly heard.
  • Lastly, why would Kaleshwar publicly admit that he blackmailed and extorted $1 million from Sathya Sai Baba when extortion and blackmail are illegal and criminal acts punishable with incarceration and/or hefty fines?

How can anyone believe anything Sekharji (a Sathya Sai competitor) has to say when he disseminated total disinformation about Kaleshwar?

As if Sekharji’s claims were not ridiculous enough, Robert Priddy (an Ex-Devotee) actually had the audacity to say (click thumbnail to enlarge):

Robert Priddy Ascertained Claims

Robert Priddy Ascertained Claims

saibaba-x.org.uk/6/saisex4.htm
Robert Priddy: “I have ascertained that both prints and a negative of this former student engaged in oral sex with Sathya Sai Baba are extant and will eventually be made public in the appropriate legal setting.”

Why should Robert Priddy wait for a legal setting? Why not anonymously send the alleged pictures to the Indian Media or publish them anonymously on YouTube as has been done with Swami Nithyananda? What faster way to bring down Sathya Sai Baba than by publishing the alleged photos? One video of Swami Nithyananda engaged in questionable behavior was enough to bring him down completely. What are Ex-Devotees waiting for?

Robert Priddy himself claimed that he personally “ascertained that both prints and a negative of this former student engaged in oral sex with Sathya Sai Baba are extant”. Robert Priddy is a pathological liar of the worst order and is a total fraud adept in peddling rumors and gossips as the “irrefutable truth”. Robert Priddy never saw the alleged pictures and therefore never “ascertained” anything.

Whenever anyone demands evidence or proof from Robert Priddy, he flares his nostrils, reddens his cheeks, bulges his eyeballs and shrieks shrilly at the top of his voice “confidentiality”, “in a legal setting”, “only to bona fide investigators”, etc. However, when it comes to Sai Devotees or Pro-Sai Activists, Robert Priddy demands evidence, proof and explanations from them that can never meet his expectations.

Ex-Devotees had every opportunity (and still do) to give the alleged pictures to the BBC and/or various other journalists sympathetic with their cause. To Date: No one has EVER done so. Why not? Because the “$1 Million Picture Extortion” story is $1 million fraud. That’s why.

It is also amusing to note how Robert Priddy referred to Swami Kaleshwar as a “former student”. Swami Kaleshwar was never a former student at Sathya Sai Baba’s Colleges and Robert Priddy cannot provide a scintilla of credible evidence to the contrary.

Sanjay Dadlani & Tony O’Clery Weigh In:

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/45454
Sanjay Dadlani: I’ve noticed that you pro-SB people are in complete denial of the fact that we have photographic evidence of SB molesting a child. Oh well, so be it. :-)

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/42227
Sanjay Dadlani: We even have photographic proof of his sexual molestation, which is red-hot proof that he is a sex abuser.

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/40041
Sanjay Dadlani: There is photographic proof of Sai baba performing oral sex on an ex-student. I don’t know if it is Sai Baba who is the giver or the receiver, but oral sex is definitely involved in this photogrpahic evidence. When it finally becomes available, I wonder how the braindead devotees will react to it?

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/45339
Tony O’Clery: There is some kind of a photo…

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/45337
Tony O’Clery: Namaste, The photo exists. It was taken long before the easy internet photo editing, so I don’t know the forensics of it. I have talked to Premanand about this, and indicated to him that it wouldn’t be available for his law suit due to the ever present danger to the owner. This is what I understand……..Tony

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/33930
Tony O’Clery: HOWEVER I KNOW FOR SURE THAT A CERTAIN PERSON HAS PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF SB MOLESTING!! He is at present too scared to release it for it would mean an certain death sentence and he lives in India, the prashanti goons would get him for sure, as they have so many others.

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sathyasaibaba2/message/33961
Tony O’Clery: Namaste, You know cameras can be coin size now with wide lenses. I don’t know the exact format used but the photos or whatever do exist, believe me and have done for a couple of years. They will come out eventually, now it is too dangerous for the boy he and his parents would be murdered by sb’s goons from the prashanti mafia, or the pn police……Tony.

(QuickTopic Forum, post 1728)
Tony O’Clery: Namaste, I have it on good authority that there is a photo of sb molesting a boy. However the parents are still devotees and the boy is frightened for his life if his name is revealed. His name has been passed on to a safe place in case he is murdered by sb or his gang of goons…Tony.

Notice how Robert Priddy, Sanjay Dadlani and Tony O’Clery cannot keep their stories straight and consistent? The alleged “victim” is changed from Swami Kaleshwar to an anonymous “former student” by Robert Priddy. The anonymous “former student” is then changed to an anonymous “child” by Sanjay Dadlani. The anonymous “child” is then changed to an anonymous “boy” whose parents are still Sai Devotees by Tony O’Clery. Notice how Swami Kaleshwar is completely filtered out of the story and he is replaced with an anonymous former student / child / boy whose story must be guarded out of safety concerns and confidentiality. What a bunch of rubbish!

Sanjay Dadlani first claimed that Anti-Sai Activists are in actual possession of the pictures. Then Sanjay Dadlani claimed that he did not know who was the “giver or the receiver” in the pictures (meaning he and other ex-devotees never saw them)!

Similarly, Tony O’Clery has never (admittedly) seen the alleged “photographic evidence” for himself. Tony O’Clery is simply perpetuating unverifiable rumors and gossips. Tony O’Clery has no information whatsoever about the alleged picture(s) and said that there is “some kind of photo” in existence. How’s that for objective? Tony O’Clery also alleged that the picture was “taken long before the easy internet photo editing”. This simply is untrue. Photo fraud has a long history that can be traced back prior to Sathya Sai Baba’s birth. For example, the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Cottingley Fairies case of photographic fraud going back to the early 1920’s.

This is the type of typical sleaze that Ex-Devotee’s peddle and perpetuate against Sathya Sai Baba.

Objective & Verifiable Information About Swami Kaleshwar

Paula Gloria released some YouTube videos of Swami Kaleshwar in which a full-sized picture of Sathya Sai Baba could clearly be seen in Kaleshwar’s ashram in Penukonda. Seeing is believing:



As one can see, Swami Kaleshwar has a garlanded photo of Sathya Sai Baba in his ashram. Why would an alleged sexual molestation victim keep a photo of his sexual abuser in his ashram and put flower garlands on it? Once again, another Anti-Sai rumor bites the dust.

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