This photo is being posted and circulated as 'Sai Baba Original Picture', especially in photo sharing sites. But it is a fake.
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, has posted the above photo in their site at www.shrisaibabasansthan.org/index/app_4.htm with the following comment:
“Dear Sai Devotees, this photograph is not original photograph of Shri Saibaba. This is for your kind information.”
Also, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust gives some advisory for devotes, which are reproduced below:
Shri Saibaba’s shrine (Samadhi) is at Shirdi only and no elsewhere.
Shri Saibaba has no disciple, heir and nobody is seated on his Asan. Neither Sansthan has appointed any mediator.
Please do not believe anybody pretending himself Shri Saibaba by wearing similar dress. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has no concern to any other person, Trust or Institute.
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust has no relation with the circulation of chain letters in the name of Shri Saibaba. Please do not give any importance to such letters; just neglect them.
You can contact the Trusts offices at Shirdi and Mumbai (Sainiketan, Dadar), or by e-mail for authentic information; Shirdi office: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Mumbai office: email@example.com
Sansthan Trust has not appointed any representative (a person or Institute) to collect donation. Please do not give donation in anybody’s hand. You will be deceived (except: Andhra bank is authorized to collect the donations for ‘Nitya Prasadalaya Annadan Scheme’ through their network of branches; but the official receipt is issued by Sansthan itself.)