It’s been a trend in India that people tend to be lured towards something that is “magically religious”. Everyone praises gods, but there are sometimes, when people use the god instead for making a couple of bucks. That’s where Babas or the Priests arrive. Not everyone, but there are indeed some real “Fake” babas in India who exploit their blind followers through some real bizarre, and gain fame and name.
Here’s one video that shows how people trust Babas over Doctors: