Last updated on 7th Feb. 2017
Firstly I would like to say that I am putting up this post as I know about Sashidhara Prasad, as vice-chancellor of the Sai university, believing in Bhagavan dream instructions claims of Narasimhamurthy from Jul 2011 EVEN THOUGH the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT), which was meeting all the expenses of the Sai university and is the mother trust in charge of the Sai university, did not accept that claim of Narasimhamurthy!!! Sashidhara Prasad then got into a HORRENDOUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST with SSSCT by staying on in the all powerful chair of vice-chancellor of Sai university from Jul 2011 to Nov 2014.
Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju (AK), long-time servitor of Bhagavan was LOYAL to Bhagavan and refused to accept Narasimhamurthy's claims. Issues were created about AK sir and he was forced into resigning from the Sai university in mid 2012, thereby removing a powerful voice in the Sai university who could challenge Sashidhara Prasad and Narasimhamurthy's dominance of Sai university (HIJACK one could say). As readers would know, I was a FREE SERVICE teacher in the Sai university with designations of Honorary Staff, Honorary Faculty and Visiting Faculty from Jan. 2003 to Mar. 2012. I quit Sai university in disgust as I saw such unethical actions, Asathya & Adharma actions, like harassment of Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju, and harassment of me by Sai university authorities due to students and my ACADEMIC interest and ACADEMIC contribution to Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini project of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.
Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju and I were tested by fire then as it was a traumatic period for us. Now I see Gangadhar Bhat sir of Alike school, and (former) chairman of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust being subjected to a similar test by fire (Agni Pariksha).
I was passed a letter dated Feb. 4th 2017 (today) sent by Sri B. Narayan Rao, claiming to be chairman of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust, to Sri U. Gangadhar Bhat, Sathya Sai Vihar, Bantwal TQ, Alike. In the letter Narayan Rao (NR) sir informs Gangadhar Bhat (GB) sir that they are aware of the alumni and parents meeting announced to be held on 5th Feb. 2017 (tomorrow) by GB sir "in respect of developments relating to your removal from the Board of Trustees, Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust". NR sir then informs GB sir that this kind of meeting will be "considered as anti-Trust activity". NR sir says that if such activities are carried out by GB sir, it will be "taken very seriously attracting appropriate action".
It is so disappointing for me to see that NR sir has been caught up in Madhusudan Rao Naidu and Narasimhamurthy's so called subtle body and so called communicator trap. While I have never interacted with NR sir, I have seen him so often in Sai Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam. During the later part of my stint in the Sai university, I used to sit in the old students block which is where NR sir and Muddenahalli school students would sit. So many times, I have seen Bhagavan (physical form) graciously talk to NR sir.
And now, in this very painful and traumatic, immediate post-Mahasamadhi Sathya Sai movement period, we see that the two leaders of Muddenahalli & Alike schools, namely GB sir and NR sir who have been publicly praised in Sai Kulwant Hall by Bhagavan, are now at loggerheads! Who is the cause for this painful division??? To my mind, the main cause is Madhusudan Rao Naidu and B.N. Narasimhamurthy.
The Sai university came out of the HIJACK by Narasimhamurthy and so called subtle body, in Nov. 2014 after Sashidhara Prasad stepped down as vice-chancellor in Nov. 2014. It took some time even after that for Sai university faculty & staff (& students, I guess) to slowly and steadily develop the courage to PRIVATELY acknowledge the HIJACK like situation of Sai university by Narasimhamurthy and later Madhusudan Rao Naidu with Sashidhara Prasad's support from Jul. 2011 to Nov. 2014. I think it was only after mid-2016 when Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust took strict action against a few teachers from the school and university campus (1 visiting faculty designation professor) in Prasanthi Nilayam for associating with Muddenahalli group, that one could say that Sai university and Prasanthi Nilayam school had completely come out of Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudan Naidu so called subtle body and so called communicator influence.
Now it seems to me that Gangadhar Bhat (GB) sir is trying to RESCUE Alike school from the same HIJACK that was done in Sai university by Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudan Rao Naidu using their so called subtle body and so called communicator claims. GB sir seems to have REALIZED that the claims of Madhusudan Rao Naidu are FALSE. But Narayan Rao (NR) sir seems to have got caught up in it FULLY!
To me it seems that as GB sir is trying to RESCUE Alike school from this HIJACK by Madhusudan Naidu & co., he is facing educational institution management nasty politics. GB sir was the chairman of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust (and, I believe, NR sir was the secretary). Some days ago, there were reports that GB sir had been OUSTED from the trust and that NR sir has been made the chairman!!! And we have Madhusudan Rao Naidu as a trustee of the trust!
I cannot but recall how Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju (AK) was forced out of the Sai university by harassment from Sai university administrators under vice-chancellor Sashidhara Prasad (supporter and believer in Narasimhamurthy) from sometime in second half of 2011 to mid-2012 when AK sir resigned (was forced to resign actually). AK sir, in my considered view, stuck to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's teachings that his relation with devotees is heart-to-heart and never through any mediums or communicators. AK sir suffered trauma. During this period, I clearly recall how he told me in great anguish, just outside Mother Easwaramma samadhi entrance gate, how his mind could not take it (what was going on against him) anymore. In my considered view, AK sir's devotion and steadfastness to Bhagavan is shining even more than earlier due to this test by fire (Agni Pariksha) that he underwent.
Now Gangadhar Bhat (GB) sir is going through a similar Agni Pariksha (test by fire). I earnestly pray to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to shower His Grace on GB sir and give him the strength and courage to face this Agni Pariksha. I also fully support GB sir in his efforts to free Alike school from its HIJACK by Madhusudan Rao Naidu and Narasimhamurthy. I encourage Alike school alumni and parents to lend their full support to GB sir in this matter.
Update on 7th Feb. 2017
Given below is the actual letter reportedly sent by Sri Narayan Rao to Sri Gangadhar Bhat. You may open the image in a new tab/window (by mouse right-click followed by appropriate menu command) to conveniently zoom in/magnify the document by using appropriate browser commands.