Writer, Technorati Sreedhar Pillai writes in The Huffington Post:
Isn’t it really amazing how the 20th century media could make ordinary mortals into Gods and dispatch them to oblivion in the 21st century? Millions of people around the world perhaps came to believe through the modern media and the Internet that Sathya Sai Baba of India was God himself.
Though he died only a year ago, the Baba has virtually disappeared from the world media, and from the minds and memory of most people who came to know about him, with hardly any mentioneven on the anniversary of his death. Is it the media who should be really blamed for this forgetful ignoring of a guru who had over 6 million followers when he died?
After all, Jesus Christ and Gautham Buddha, who are also credited with miracles and teachings, were not forgotten but loved, revered, remembered and worshipped for thousands of years before the advent of modern communications.
It is not surprising that no one, including the leading newspapers, magazines and TV around the world want to remember or bring back the memory of Sathya Sai Baba despite the $9 billion assets he amassed during his life of 85 years, some of which he had spent on various charitable projects.