Indian Guru and a spiritual leader, Satya Sai Baba passed away on Sunday after prolonged illness in Puttaparthy in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Mourns had spread across the country after the announcement of the death of the guru.
Thousands of devotees had thronged to the village, where Sai Baba was going through treatment. According to the doctors at the hospital, the spiritual guru had stopped responding to the treatment and most of his organs too had given up.
Sai Baba’s body is laid for the devotees to pay respects till Tuesday evening, after which the funeral will be held. Strong security arrangements were made in Puttaparthy as political figures, celebrities and even global figures, who had a strong faith in him, had arrived to the town to pay respects.
Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar are among those, who are expected to arrive in Puttaparthy. Sai Baba had died on the day on the birthday of Sachin Tendulkar. On hearing the news, Sachin decided not to celebrate his birthday. Looking at the number of people mourning at the death of Sai Baba, it is obvious that how influential the person was. All the followers and devotees were shaken on the death of the guru and many were seen collapsing in front of the glass cabinet, where his body was placed.