According to available records ACB had 4734 initiated disciples. How did he have time to instruct all these people?
What is known is that Siddha took his followers into ISKCON with him. Sugguestion that this was a planned infiltration is in the fact that he deliberately divided his followers up and they went to different locations.
Looking at the disciple database on-line there is Siddha himself (Siddhasvarupa at that time) and his cosest friend Tusta Krishna das (David Muncie) with several initiations taking place at the same recorded month year and place.
Now this is not to sugguest that all of the people initiated in the same months in the same locations are or were Sai followers, although I see it as probable to sugguest that they were/are.
If anyone recognises any of these names and can post or message me privatey I would appreciate it.
Siddhasvarupa dasa July 1971 Hawaii
Babhru Dasa (William R. Reed) is a lecturer in Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University and an adjunct professor of English at San Diego Mesa College. He began chanting Hare Krsna in 1969 and joined ISKCON in Honolulu, Hawaii early in 1970. Over the years, he has preached throughout the Hawaiian Islands and in California and Mexico. He also founded and managed a gurukula in Hawaii in the 1970s and 1980s and taught at a gurukula in California during the 1980s. More recently, he served for several years on ISKCON San Diego's board of directors. (yes I did note the difference in initiation date in this summary, but the locations seemed significant to SOI and this may be an error. Subject to conirmation)
Prahladahlada dasa (Eddie Hansen - is definitely a Siddha original)
Tusta Krishna das March 1971 Bombay
Pusta Krsna dasa
Katayani who was a follower in the Sai days was initiated in Pittsburgh in July 1971, no realated initiations.
Sydney May 1971
Govinda Mohini devi-dasi
I have 6 of these names as Siddha followers and a couple more that seem familiar. I will get back on this.