An ethnic Indian professor at Emerson College in the USA has published a book which tends to promote Sathya Sai Baba and his movement/organization as an example of “winged faith”. In an interview after his death, she virtually promoted him and his works in the following words. Sai Baba “was a figure in India life for more than 70 years whose message of universal love won him followers in India and throughout the world. Sai Baba also helped to mobilize his followers to charitable acts and help the less fortunate”.
While he was almost unknown in India until the 1960s (i.e. thus not for 70 years at all), it was not his message of ‘universal love’ that made him well-known but his supposed miracles. The Beatles were far more famous and known for their message of universal love through their music. He did not incorporate any elements of Islam into his teachings, since he hardly ever referred to Islamic teachings except in the very most elementary form, and he never quoted the Quran (Koran) or any Islamic scriptures. He also promoted a claim totally foreign to Islam, that he was God in human form… in fact this is blasphemy in Islam. Please see the following articles which explain other failings in Tulasi Srinivas’ poor attempt to achieve academic notability.