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Who is this Baba? From where he is, no one knows. His actual name and his birth, his parents, no details are known. In 1945, he was first seen at a burial ground near malakpet railway station, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He always used to be in a blissful state and never used to speak with anyone. At times he used to wet himself under the tap, then sleep on a small wall in the burial ground. He used to talk to himself, laugh, sometimes look at sky and do some gestures. Most of the people thought that he was a beggar. But there were a few blessed people, by this time only identified him as an avadoota. People were astonished with the divine fragrance coming from Baba, even though he hadn’t taken his bath for many days. In 1972 Baba had an accident and was admitted to Osmania Hospital, where his leg was amputated. After this incident baba disappeared from the hospital and no information was available about him. After that no one saw him till 1980.
In 1980, he was seen again at the corridor of Nampally Police Station. Hence onwards people used to call him as nampally baba. There are various instances which took place at this place. Even ministers, higher officials, businessmen and all sorts of people used to visit Baba and took his blessings. Around 1987 Baba had been shifted to Sri sravan kumar house at gowlipura, charminar. At gowlipura also, there were lot of miracles happening and as usual baba used to encourage and emphasize people coming to him to participate in the Satyanaraya vrat performed in his presence. And last six years he stayed at Vivekanada Nagar, kukatpally before Samadhi.
Baba left his physical body on November 6, 2004, and his body was put as samadhi near dharmapuri kshetra.
Sri Sivenesan Swami of Shirdi used to tell the devotees from hyderabad visiting Shirdi Sai Baba,” You need not come this far to visit Sai Baba, he is already there in the form of Shri Nampally Baba. If you visit him, then you have visited Shirdi Sai Baba”. Pujya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja Master used to encourage many devotees going to hyderabad to visit Shri Nampally Baba and take his blessings. If one reads the charitra of Nampally Baba, there are various instances of devotees from hyderabad to whom Shri Shirdi Sai Baba himself appeared in the dream and told them that right now he is present in hyderabad in the form of Shri Nampally Baba and asked them to seek his blessings.
Devotees had various personal experiences while Baba was physically present. Even today also devotees are having many experiences at his samadhi. He is answering to his devotees from his Samadhi only like Shri Sai Baba. To one of his devotees, he told, this is the 6th avatar. 1) Sripada Srivallabha 2) Sri Narasimha Saraswathi 3) Akkalkot Maharaj 4) Manik Prabhu 5) Shirdi Sai Baba are the 5 avatars of Shri Dattatreya, and Shri Nampally Baba is saying that this is the 6th avatar.