Fake Babas of India: Nirmal Baba — A Tale of Lies and Bigotry

Nirmal Baba, a Hindu spiritual leader, was on the list of “Fake Babas of India.”

It was a list of fraud babas in India, released in 2017 by Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad. As soon as the list was out, print and electronic media started bashing Nirmal Baba and many others.

But the “media trial” goes way back even before any such list was released—one evening, I was watching an “expose” where the news anchor was shouting at the top of his voice:

  • “Is Nirmal Baba a fake guru or a genuine spiritual master?”
  • “How did Nirmaljit Singh Narula turn into a Baba overnight?”
  • “Nirmal Baba’s devotees claim that his “third eye” can reveal your past, present, and future.”

“Today, we’ll expose Nirmal Baba and give you the complete truth about this fraud baba and conman.”

And the TV anchor went on and on…and labeled the whole thing “Nirmal Baba Scam.”

The News Channel Exposed “Fake” Nirmal Baba Further

Next in the line was…

“Why is this Baba charging money? Shouldn’t he suggest remedies for free?”

The channel explained how the so-called Godman was hilarious enough to be mistrusted. The news anchor reiterated that godmen are supposed to be “serious” and Nirmal Baba clearly didn’t fit the bill.

Also, they aired bytes of a few people who claimed themselves, saints. And the “saints” revealed how Nirmal Baba was not a saint but instead, a fraud baba, a fake guru.

So, basically, a group of self-proclaimed saints declared another self-proclaimed guru a “fake, “correct? 🙄

Nirmal Baba Stays Exposed!?

Nirmal Baba: Fake Babas of India

(Later, in the year 2017, Nirmal Baba was officially “blacklisted” for being accused of tax evasion, cheating, and spreading superstition).

So, essentially, it’s done, right?

Since Nirmal Baba was featured on the “fake babas of India” list, he stands exposed as a fake guru.

Or is he?

Well, not so fast. Let’s dig deeper and find out the truth.

The question is: if Nirmal Baba is a fraud, why do so many people visit him?

And the answer is obvious—because they WANT something. For example:

  • A retired man’s son needs a job.
  • A poor widow dreams of getting her daughter married.
  • And a frustrated middle-aged executive craves peace of mind.

The people attending Nirmal Baba’s congregation are desperate for something or the other, which means they have vested interests.

And, the weird part? Nirmal Baba’s remedies seem to work for them, no matter how obnoxious they sound.

So, if his advice benefits the people, what’s the issue? I mean, why would a news channel or ANYONE, for that matter, object? What are their vested interests?

Oh, I see!

This Baba or his “hilarious” advice is not the issue. The issue is, “Why is he charging money?”

Quite interesting!

What’s wrong with charging money in return for useful advice? Don’t you visit your doctor for checkups, seek health-related advice, and pay a fee?

You do, right?

Everybody does, and you don’t expect the doctor to treat you for free, do you?

But I can understand. It’s the typical Indian (Bharatiya) mind, you see.

The Problem With the Bharatiya Mind

Bharatiyas have a problem—

We take spiritual and metaphysical phenomena for granted. Seek help to earn more money, buy bigger cars, build better careers, and experience peace of mind, but don’t pay for it, rather get it for free!

“So what? Shouldn’t spiritual advice be free, as it has always been?”

Helping people without charging a dime is an age-old Hindu tradition, but who has the right to decide if Nirmal Baba should or shouldn’t charge?

Who can pronounce if he is a genuine healer or a thug? Who’s the authority here?

Is Nirmal Baba Really a “Fake” Baba… a Conman? Who Has the Authority to Decide?

Tell me:

What right does a so-called news channel have to declare Nirmal Baba a fraud?

We all know the reality of these “news” channels, don’t we?

We know how they sensationalize the most trivial, the most stupid issues for gaining higher TRPs, the way they sell us products we don’t need, how they run propaganda to serve their masters and fool us, and so on and so forth.

Let me give you some examples to refresh your memory:

These “news” channels claim:

Sadhguru is a kidney smuggler and an elephant corridor destroyer. Baba Ramdev is a conman and tax evader, and Ram Rahim Singh is a joker.

But, it gets interesting. Remember Teresa?

Yes, the “converter”—the Christian missionary who converted countless poor Hindus (luring them with food, shelter, and medicine). She did all this in the name of “service” and she was not a fraud. No, no. They called her “mother” (and still do).

Go, figure!

But Wait! What About the Rational Thinkers? Can’t They Decide?

Oh, yes!

The “rational thinkers.”

Now we all know their true faces, don’t we? Most of them are either converts, missionaries, or missionary sympathizers.

These people label Hindu Gurus and spiritual masters as frauds but always glorify the Savior (who could not save even himself) and how he healed the blind, crippled, and diseased—with his “magical” powers (of course!)

And this exposes their hate for pagan cultures.

So, let me get this straight: If it’s from the savior or his followers, it’s because of the grace of God, but if it’s from a Hindu, it’s “superstition,” right?

Like they know what superstition is!

Superstition—What Is It, Exactly?

Ever heard the name, Ram Gopal Varma?

Yes, the film producer.

The promo of his movie, Phoonk (based on black magic), reads, “Everything is superstition until it happens to you.”

So, here’s the thing:

People who can see spirits, experience miracles, or understand that “bad karma brings bad luck” are superstitious. But, when a corporate employee says, “Touch wood” (with a grin) and gives his friend the news of his promotion, that’s not superstition, correct?


Let Me Tell You What Superstition Actually Is

“Believing” is superstition.

Here’s the definition of the word “Believe” (Oxford Languages):

accept that (something) is true, especially without proof.

Meaning of 'Believe'

You can believe whatever you want but remember, life doesn’t end with believing. There’s also something called “knowing.”

Now, I can almost hear you thinking:

“But . . . isn’t believing the same as knowing?”

Nope! Not even close.

Here’s why: You believe when you don’t know. For instance, do you believe you have two hands, or do you know you have two hands?

You know, right?

Why don’t you believe you have two hands? Well, because there’s no need. Because you KNOW. So, essentially, believing doesn’t make you progressive, modern, or rational. But it sure makes you a fool, or dare I say, a damn fool.

Now, let’s talk about “knowing” a bit more, shall we?

Believing Or Knowing?

Hindus consider Mukti (liberation) the highest level of consciousness and Knowing the path to achieve it.

And for a good reason.

Because they know that knowing is liberation, and that’s why they don’t believe in some “imaginary god” sitting in heaven.

Instead, their gods are right there, in front of them—

The bright sun, the dreamy moon, the twinkling stars, the sparkling rivers, and the joyful trees—in fact, the entire universe is their god. And still, they never claimed their way is the only way, and their god is the only god—something the “seculars” need to learn from the Hindus, like right now!

So, let me make this clear:

Nobody has the right to typecast a person, phenomenon, or trend as superstition just because they are incapable of understanding such things.

Fair enough?

Okay, let’s get back to…

Nirmal Baba

The people calling Nirmal Baba a fake and fraudster were nothing but jealous of him. They’re jealous of the fact that an ordinary man became a “guru” overnight (and now earns huge amounts of money while they’re still living on charity).

And they were also angry that now they needed an appointment to meet him (undoubtedly a blow to their egos).

Now, stay with me for a moment because I want your attention to an interesting thing.

Did you notice that the people labeling Nirmal Baba a fraud are also desperate to make money? But since they didn’t have the skills to attract huge crowds, they failed. And now, all they do can is complain.

Since that’s clear, some questions need answers:

Firstly, politicians loot millions of public money in the name of development, but the “saints” seldom raise a voice.

Secondly, the missionary thugs convert poor, helpless Hindus in the name of service, but the “rational thinkers” never seem to have a problem.

And finally, the so-called secular people spread Hindu hatred whenever they have a chance, but nobody seems to protest or even criticize.

Could somebody explain the logic behind it?

Why is Nirmal Baba on the “Fake Babas of India” List? Is He Really a Fraud?

This guy, Nirmal Baba, has all the right in the world to charge money for his advice, as long as he doesn’t do anything illegal. Notice how I said illegal because “unethical is almost always subjective.

And the incompetent saints and the so-called rational thinkers? Well, they can continue labeling Nirmal Baba a fraud.

Now, could it be possible that Nirmal Baba is being targeted because he’s a Hindu?


Okay, let’s say Nirmal Baba was a missionary or a Sufi.

Do you really think he still would’ve been targeted and labeled a “fake” baba?

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