Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba dies In India at 85


PUTTAPARTI, India - the doctor says Indian holy man Sathya Sai Baba, considered by the followers of the living God, is dead. He was 85
Dr. A.N. Safaya says Sathya Sai Baba died yesterday morning after more than a week on breathing support and dialysis, the SriSathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences.
Women selling marigold garlands broke down in tears outside his ashram at Puttaparti in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.Followers began trickling into the temple complex, where the holyman's body will be exposed to public view until Tuesday.
saffron-robed Sathya Sai Baba had a huge following, with ashrams in over 126 countries around the world

Devotees look out the window as they attend a prayer meeting for the recovery of a Hindu saint revered Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparti, about 450 kilometers (281 miles) from Hyderabad, India, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Sai Baba, 85, was hospitalized on March 28, 2011 Puttaparti year and put on breathing support after the congestion of the lungs and chest. Statement by the hospital on Saturday said that it is still very critical. (AP Photo / Aijaz Rahi)

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