Sathya Sai Baba, one of India's most influential spiritual leaders, died at a hospital funded by his organisation in his home town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. He was 85.
Sai Baba's response to medical treatment had been slow, doctors attending on him said on Sunday and he breathed his last at 7:40 am on Sunday. He was on intermittent hemodialysis and on assisted respiration until Saturday evening at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medial Sciences at Puttaparthi.
He was admitted to the super-speciality hospital on March 28 following problems related to heart and lungs. Doctors treating him said he was suffering from multi-organ dysfunction. More...