Minor typo correction update on 3th Nov. 2017
Narasimhamurthy is undoubtedly the brains and the dictatorial power behind MDH (Muddenahalli) group as of now. C. Srinivas runs the hospitals which attracts a lot of publicity and celebrities including political leaders. But I don't think CS plays a spiritual leader role.
That role is played mainly by Narasimhamurthy (BNNM) who uses Madhu Baba (Madhusudan Rao Naidu) as a drama performer with his mimicry of Sathya Sai to attract persons who do not know much about the teachings and instructions of Sathya Sai (this includes many who were close to physical form Sathya Sai, including Sai alumni).
That BNNM is committing Guru Droham by misguiding people using the name of Sathya Sai Baba, is, I think, beyond any doubt now for any unbiased person who is knowledgeable about Sathya Sai life and teachings.
I think it is also quite clear that BNNM is a Narcissist who has put his ambitions about building a spiritual empire using the name of Sathya Sai, far above the teachings and instructions of Sathya Sai! However, BNNM has NOT been able to win the endorsement of even one respected spiritual leader for his outrageous endorsement of Madhu Baba being so called communicator of invisible to all others, so called subtle body of Sathya Sai. I was informed of a former philosophy lecturer of Sai University, Shri (or is it Dr.) Kuppuswamy, who stayed for some weeks in Muddenahalli after Madhu Baba started his public drama mimicry of Sathya Sai. I was told that Kuppuswamy sir did not get convinced of Madhu Baba's claims, and was convinced instead that it is a FALSE CLAIM. So he went away from Muddenahalli after those few weeks that he was there!
Narasimhamurthy is known for quoting from the New Testament and talking about St. Francis of Assissi. Perhaps that may please some Christians especially some from the rich Western world. But that will not earn him endorsement from any serious Christian priest or pastor who knows his/her Bible, as they will not accept the outrageous and FALSE CLAIMS of BNNM and Madhu Baba.
I am quite sure if Narasimhamurthy and Madhu Baba try to convince serious Christian priests or pastors who know their Bible, some of them will quote this verse from the New Testament, Matthew 7:15, as their response to Narasimhamurthy and Madhu Baba, "Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.", http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-15.htm!!!
But then how have BNNM and Madhu Baba and his devotees been able to continue for so long? Well, the history of 20th century cults has many examples of cults that grew for years but eventually collapsed as their foundation was FALSE. And here, BNNM and Madhu Baba are essentially exploiting the HOLY NAME of Sathya Sai. Without that HOLY NAME, I don't think their cult would have grown so much and lasted this long.
I think this FALSE BELIEF CULT of Madhu Baba and his devotees will NOT STAND the test of time. But how long will it take before Madhu Baba stops impersonating Sathya Sai or his devotee following becomes very small/irrelevant, is something I don't want to hazard a guess about.
One thing though is quite clear to me now. It is the money power that MDH group has garnered that has attracted many people to them. I know/have been told of some persons who go to Muddenahalli but actually don't believe in Madhu Baba's claims though they accept that he has some siddhis. I mean, for many people it is a job or a business contract or business contacts possibilities that draws them to Madhu Baba and Muddenahalli. Really! And in Puttaparthi too there are many people in the system who are more interested in the job or business contracts or business contacts possibilities than deep faith and dedication to Sathya Sai. This is the reality of spiritual movements in India that have significant size activities providing employment and business related opportunities to significant number of people. I mean, entire families are dependent for their livelihood on these spiritual movements.
I must also state here that some families as well as unmarried persons in such spiritual movements choose to dedicate their lives to these movements, have deep faith in the associated spiritual leaders and try hard to follow their teachings. These dedicated workers for the spiritual movement are supported for their financial and other worldly needs by the spiritual movement. It is these people who form the backbone of the spiritual movement in terms of keeping its institutions running on a daily basis.
But the vital difference between Puttaparthi and Muddenahalli, is that Puttaparthi is based on the TRUTH about the Mahima and Teachings of Shiva Shakti Swarupa, Kali Yuga Avatar, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which is backed by accounts from reliable eyewitnesses as well as photographs and videos of Bhagavan's darshan, devotee interactions (interviews) and discourses. Whereas Muddenahalli FALSE BELIEF CULT requires everybody to believe the words of just one individual - Madhu Baba (Madhusudan Rao Naidu) - who alone can see, communicate with and give discourses of a so called INVISIBLE to everybody else, so called subtle body of Sathya Sai.
Based on my rather extensive readings of SERIOUS spiritual leaders and SERIOUS academics of religion, I very much doubt that any SERIOUS spiritual leader or any SERIOUS academic of religion will give credibility to the above FALSE CLAIM of Madhu Baba. But, as they say, a sucker is born every minute. So some people including Sai university alumni and former Sai university faculty, do get sucked into that FALSE BELIEF CULT.
And then, I guess, some donors want some recognition, some fame within the community. MDH provides them that and so they donate there!
My view is that MDH group and Madhu Baba will continue to function so long as donors keep giving them money, and so long as nobody is able to legally prevent them from impersonating Sathya Sai. Social media work that exposes Madhu Baba FALSE BELIEF CULT is great! But that can only help some people from getting trapped by Madhu Baba and his devotees/promoters but not really stop Madhu Baba and his devotees/promoters.
Stopping them needs far bigger level action - legal challenge to Madhu Baba for impersonating Sathya Sai. A Supreme Court of India lawyer mentioned recently in this context that such an impersonation case can be filed. However, the big question is whether somebody will step forward to file this case in India, and in other countries in the world. I have already publicly stated my inability to do so due to various limitations/constraints that I have. Hopefully there are some other individuals who are in a position to do so and come forward to do that, in India and in other countries of the world (where Madhu Baba FALSE BELIEF CULT is operating).