Sai Baba is a very popular saint and is worshipped by devotees all over the world. The name 'Sai' was given to him on his arrival at Shirdi, where a local temple priest recognized him as a Muslim priest. The word 'Sai' or Sayi is a Persian title given to Sufi saints whereas 'Baba' is a term used to refer to 'father' or 'old man' in most Indian and Middle Eastern languages. Thus, the name Sai Baba was given to him. Sai Baba preached at Shirdi all his life and performed numerous miracles. He provided moral and material comfort to his devotees and also helped bring unity and harmony between all communities.