Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sathya Sai Baba dies

11: 41 am: Last rites is scheduled for Tuesday.

11: 38 am: On Times now, one of Baba's doctor says medically everything was done to save Baba.

11: 31 am: Photos of the devotees and security in Puttaparthi a day before the Baba's death.
11: 27 am: Here is BBC's obituary of Sathya Sai Baba's death.
11: 23 am: Devotees can pay their final respects after 6pm today.

11: 10 am:
BJP leader LK advani offers his condolences.

10: 45 am:
  Security has been heightened in Puttaparthi as many VVIPs are expected to arrive in the next two days.

10: 21 am:
Devotees from around the world have  been pouring in over the past week. Special arrangements are being made to accommodate thousands more devotees in the town.

10: 15am:
The AP chief minister is on his way to Puttaparthi.

10:00 am:Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba dies this morning around 7:40am. His body will be shifted to his ashram. Sai Baba's body will lie in state for two days.

A complete shut down has been called for at Puttaparthi.

Sai Baba was hospitalised on March 28. He was 85.

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