Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sathya Sai Baba is dead
Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba died April 24 after a long illness in the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, the institute's director, said in a bulletin Safaya.
Godman, who a few followers in India and abroad, was the 86thThe end came about 7:40 due to cardio-respiratory failure, Safaya said the bulletin.
Baba body will be transferred to Prasanthi Nilayam, 6 km from the hospital and held for two days darshan in the central hall. The official statement was issued about 10 am, as they threw more power to this small pilgrim town to cope with any eventuality.
Shops and factories were ordered to shut down in Puttaparthi. AP Chief Minister and Governor Kirankumar Reddy moved to Puttparthi Narasimhan.
Doctors from the Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital, where Sathya Sai Baba was undergoing treatment in the past 26 days, "said Guru died of multiorgan failure. Its his vital organs, including heart, liver, kidneys and lungs do not work properly in the past few days.
As a 85-year-old spiritual leader is fighting for his life, represetnatives the Andhra Pradesh government Saturday met with doctors who are on him and members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust.
Major Industries Minister J. Geeta Reddy told reporters that her visit was to ensure coordination among doctors, government and trust.
She assured that all required assistance would be rendered by the government.
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