Biography of Sai Baba
The birth and parentage of Sai Baba are wrapped in mystery. Many authors and scholars conclude from various proofs that Baba was born at Pathri village in Parabhani District, Maharashtra State, India. Baba himself gave some hints about his life, which have been verified. He seems to have been born some time between 1820 and 1850 A.D.
The early decades spent by Baba at Shirdi are not well documented. He was first living under a margosa tree, leading a simple life. Next, he moved to a mosque in the village, and resided there until the end of his life. Impact of the immortal teachings, Leelas (Divine experiences) and miracles of Sai Baba were greatly felt by numerous devotees who visited the place.
The question is often asked whether Baba was a Hindu or Moslem. When we come to take an impartial view, we find, whether we are Hindus or Moslems, that this question is irrelevant or of very little importance. By birth, he was of Brahmin parents, and hence by a very large number of persons, he is considered to be a Brahmin.