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Indian Scientist Dr G. Venkataraman Accused of Plagiarism

Posted by Barry Pittard on May 15, 2010

Robert Priddy, former long-time head of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization and retired academic in philosophy and social sciences at the University of Oslo, has accused one of Sathya Sai Baba’s top aides of serious plagiarism. The official is Dr G. Venkataraman, Sathya Sai Baba’ deputy chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization and head of its progagandist radio network, Sai Global Harmony. Venakataraman was formerly part of India’s nuclear science establishment, was Sathya Sai Baba’s former close aide, Dr S. Bhagavantham. 

(Dr G.Venkataraman, left).

In his article, Venkataraman – the most gullible physicist alive? Robert Priddy (see Wikipedia entry) notes:

“Dr. G. Venkataraman reviews at length developments in our scientific knowledge of the cosmos… though nothing scientific that is not found in hundreds of books and other media. Venkataraman was a physicist working for the Indian government’s nuclear programme. However, he has copied his information on astronomy from other scientific authorities. Yet he does not once attribute anything he reports to its originators or to other scientific sources! He has even plagiarised text from the Dennis Dutton website, without any mention …

Outright plagiarism: Both text and an image ‘lifted’ from by Prof. G. Venkataraman, who also took the following images, all  without acknowledgement:-

‘The Big Bang’ image from

‘An Expanding Universe’ from
‘The Periodic Table of Elements’ is from (on which he has even imposed the logo of Radio.Sai!

‘The Chandra Telescope’ images come from

and from

The images of white dwarfs are falsely sub-titled “ sai” but they are taken  from

He uses copyright images from the Anglo-Australian Observatory at

… This failure to cite any references in articles on science or academic subjects is regarded as dilettantism by scientists and scholars. The innocent and uneducated may well believe that Venkataraman  discovered such things himself, when he is simply promoting himself as if he were an authoritative researcher. This marks him out as bogus. In addition to this absence of basic scholarly standards, he has a pretentious main agenda. He presumes to inform us of 1) The Cosmic origin of man.  2) Man’s Cosmic connections. 3) Man’s Cosmic responsibilities, and 4) Man’s Cosmic Destiny, no less!
These (contra-feminist) titles alone reveal that he is setting himself up as some kind of ‘spiritual mouthpiece’, misusing science as a mere tool in an attempt to inculcate religious belief – preferably  faith in his Lord and Master, Sathya Sai Baba, as the Incarnation of God Almighty in this Age.”

Sathya Sai Baba Felicitates Deputy, Dr G. Venkataraman,With CarSathya Sai Baba felicitates deputy, Dr Gramme Venkataraman, with automobile


Further Articles on G.Venkataraman

Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘Minister of Propaganda’ – Dr G. Venkataraman

Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard On Dr G. Venkataraman – Sathya Sai Baba Global Propagandist

The Sathya Sai Organisation’s Deception and Propaganda Exposed (by Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard)

Part One Part Two Part Three

Indian Nuclear Scientist Now Sathya Sai Baba’s Global Radio Chief

The Case of UNESCO’s Missing Media Advisory

Dr. G. Venkataraman, propagandist in the limelight

Donations to Sathya Sai Central Trust misused by/for directors etc.

Sathya Sai Baba, dictator Idi Amin and G. Venkataraman

Sathya Sai Baba, dictator Idi Amin and G. Venkataraman

Apologist for Sathya Sai Baba

G. Venkataraman – chief propagandist for ‘God’

Venkataraman, a victim of emotional blackmail?

Money, Morality and Sai-worshipper Dr. Venkataraman
Atomic physics Venkataraman-Puttaparthi style. Deeply intriguing

Dr.G. Venkataraman – physicist ‘explains’ Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Organization: Factors Far Beyond Known Critiques Undermine It

Sathya Sai Baba and his Organization Permit Attacks On Ex-followers

Indian Nuclear Scientist Now Sathya Sai Baba’s Global Radio Chief

Sathya Sai Baba’s Deputy Head, Dr G. Venkataraman, Speaks of “Mr Idi Amin”

Venkataraman, a victim of emotional blackmail?

Money, Morality and Sai-worshipper Dr. Venkataraman

Sathya Sai Baba and Dr G.Venkataraman: Will They Disavow Their Idi Amin Fondness?

Idi Amin Video Clip. Amin Claimed Direct Line To God


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