Yet another Baba! What is wrong with Indians? Why they waste their hard-earned money on these fraud Babas? Recently a self-styled godman and spiritual leader, Nirmal Baba is in limelight due to his public discourses and treatises on social issues as well as his Samagam in Nirmal darbar (public meetings). Nirmal Darbar is actually a televised show corresponding to each public meeting of Baba. This show is currently broadcasted by approximately 40 different channels including AXN, TV Asia, Star News, SAB TVetc. During these Darbars, Nirmal Baba makes public appearances and converses with distressed devotees who usually narrate their personal, social or financial worries, fears and doubts to him.
Nirmal Baba is an Indianspiritualguru who is popular for his programmer Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba these days.
Nirmal Babas real name is Nirmaljeet Singh Narula. He was born around 1950 in a Sikh family. His family shifted to India during the partition in 1947. Nirmal Baba has an elder brother who is living in Ludhiana. He got married to the daughter of Dilip Singh Bagga in Jharkhand and has two children (son & daughter). Nirmal Baba is the brother-in-law of former speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, Inder Singh Namdharee. Mr Namdharee married Babas sister in 1964 when Nirmal was only 14-15 years old. After the murder of his father during his childhood, his mother sent him to Daltonganj, Jharkhand in 1970s.
He is married to Sushma Narula. Sushma is from Jharkhand.
In 1970-71, Baba reached Medininagar and stayed there till 1981-82. He shifted to Ranchi in 1984 but returned to Delhi in the same year. Baba got a mining contract in Bahragoda (Jharkhand) in 1998-99. He set up his business in Modinagar in 1981-82, he had a brick kiln named Nirmal Eent there. Prior to that Baba owned a cloth shop. He shut the shop after few years.
Nirmal became popular in a very less time duration. Until June 2011, his website, Nirmalbaba.com saw approximately 5,000 hits every month. Since then the number has grown four-times over. In April 2012, this number has reached over 42,000 hits per day. As per Google Tools approximately 8 lakh people visit his site, and it receives 18lakh page views! This figure is more than a lot many News Websites. He has over 3 lakh followers on Facebook. Add to this, around 42,000 followers on Twitter.
He then, advises them on those issues publicly and suggests solutions. And do you know what is the least entry fee for these meetings. You would be shocked to know that they have tickets starting fromRs. 2,000. It sounds ridiculous to my ears. Anyway, this is not the right time to get emotional. Lets find more information about this fraud Baba.
Nirmal Baba claims that he has been blessed with third eye by the god. And to help the mankind, he organizes his public events in almost every city of India. He also offers luck for additional money. He says that by sharing earnings at the rate of 10% of total monthly earning with baba, one can get richer and luckier.
If you know about Nirmal Baba then you must have heard about his trust Nirmal Darbar. Last week, this trust came under media and legal attacks because of its allegedly fraudulent activities and for charging exorbitant sums of money from people claiming to solve their problems with the help of black magic and divine powers.
A couple from Ludhiana, Babas home town filed a police complaint against Nirmal Baba for duping them financially. Following the media uproar and fall in popularity, Baba moved the Delhi High Court against a website called Indijobs and an unknown hubber. The court ruled in his favor and ordered for the defamatory content to be pulled down till the next hearing. It also asked to reveal the hubbers identity.
Baba had also invested the donations collected in his samagam and daswant into buying a hotel worth 30 crore in Greater Kailash area of New Delhi. He has also deposited Rs 109 crore his two bank accounts in just three months. Meanwhile, Nirmal Baba told a news channel, I never asked people to deposit money to solve their problems. I never assured them of any magical solution to their woes.
I would request people not to waste their hard earned money on such fraud Babas. Dont forget, there are millions of orphans, widows, disabled and poor persons who can utilize your money in much better way.
Fake Facebook followers
There are two Facebook communities in the name of Nirmal Baba one of them has approximately 13 lakh members. Though the page has not been updated since September 2011, it added 11,747 new members in April 2012; and 27,773 members in March 2012. The other facebookpage in the name of Nirmal Baba has 3,53,000 members. His Facebook page was flooded with the followers and well wishers praising him and expressing their faith in Nirmal Baba.
However, a thorough investigation of Nirmal Babas Facebook page by Dailybhaskar raised many questions on his ascent to stardom.
- Several profiles of Nirmal Babas followers appeared fake. After a thorough investigation, it was known that majority of the profiles were created at the end of March or in Aprils first week- the time when Nirmal Baba shot to fame and became talk of the town.
- These profiles were seen making regular comments on Babas Facebook page and praising him for his magical healing.
- The authenticity of the fake followers of Nirmal Baba on Facebook is evident in the fact that hundreds of such profiles neither have profile pictures nor cover photos.
- Dailybhaskar sent messages to a few followers and asked them to share their experience with the website. However, none of them replied.
It must be noted that a few days back Nirmal Baba was accused of hiring people to ask fake questions and later telecast it to TV channels to gain propaganda mileage.