Sai Baba of Shirdi
Sai Baba of Shirdi (September 23rd 1835 - October 15, 1918), also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an Indian guru and fakir who is regarded by both his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint. Sai Baba was relatively unknown until the 1970s. Some of his Hindu devotees believe that he was an incarnation of Shiva or Dattatreya, although this is a recent claim. There are many stories of miracles he performed. According to some locals from Shirdi village, he was a social worker more than a person having any miraculous powers.
Sai Baba taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, devotion to God and guru. His teachings combined elements of Hinduism and Islam and tried to achieve communal harmony between these religions
Sai Baba never discriminated between the rich and the poor. He was equally indifferent to honour or dishonour shown to him by the people. He used to utter the name of 'Allah' frequently. All religious scriptures spell that any spiritual quest does not fulfill without a proper guide or Sadguru. Shri Sai Baba has led many seekers as a Sadguru towards spiritual progress. These seekers are either drawn to him by himself or by other saints and deities.