Sathya Sai Baba (born as Sathya Narayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011) was an Indian guru, and philanthropist. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Sai Baba's materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation, and allegedomnipotence and omniscience, were a source of both fame and controversy. The Indian spiritual master Meher Baba referred to him as being tantric and using tantra for his reputed miracles. His devotees considered them signs of his divinity, while sceptics viewed them as simple conjuring tricks. He further faced accusations over the years of sexual abuse and fraud, which he rejected as smear campaigns. The Sathya Sai Organisation, founded by Sathya Sai Baba "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement", has over 1,200 Sathya Sai Centres (branches) in 126 countries. Through this organisation, Sathya Sai Baba established a network of free hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects and schools. Sathyanarayana Raju Was Born 23 November 1926Puttaparthi, Madras Presidency(now Andhra Pradesh).