sehebat hebat saibaba...mati juga akhirnya..apa kah lupa kita kepada kematian yang bakal tiba tanpa kira saat dan waktu...sooo kenapa cukup payah untuk otak dan hati kita menyedari satu perstiwa yang tentu akan menimpa kita..?kita lalai , hilang pertimbangan dan kesedaraan apa daya kita diakhir waktu..?kita gunakan kuasa dan harta benda yang bukan pun hakmilik kekal kita untuk membuat dan cipta belbagai isu dan ragam sewaktu didunia tanpa ada sedikit rasa takut kepada peristiwa yang bakal menimpa kita..? why why...?
Indian guru Sai Baba dies, mourners gather
He was 85 and succumbed to heart problems, his doctors said in a statement.
He was 85 and succumbed to heart problems, his doctors said in a statement, after being in critical condition for more than three weeks.
Thousands of Hindu followers massed at the Institute of Higher Medical Sciences hospital where Sai Baba was being treated in his hometown of Puttaparthi, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Police used barriers to hold back mourning crowds, and appealed for public calm after the death was announced.
“Sai Baba is no more with us physically. He breathed his last at 7:40 am and died due to cardio-respiratory failure,” the hospital statement said.
“His body will be kept for public worship for two days on Monday and Tuesday.”
Devotees congregated in the town over recent weeks to hold special prayers asking for a miracle to allow Sathya Sai Baba – as he was properly known – to recover.
He was credited by millions of followers around the world with having supernatural powers, including an ability to conjure objects out of thin air, remember past lives and cure terminal diseases.
He counted former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, judges, actors, generals and other politicians as devotees, as well as Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Hollywood star Goldie Hawn.
Sai Baba claimed to be the reincarnation of a former holy man, Sai Baba of Shirdi, who died in 1918.
His organisation has funded health and education projects in India, including hospitals and clinics that say they are able to cure ailments beyond the capabilities of mainstream medicine.
From his ashram in Puttaparthi, he built an empire of schools and centres that spread his influence worldwide.
One of his biggest financial supporters was the former owner of the Hard Rock Cafe chain of restaurants, Isaac Burton Tigrett, who went to live in Puttaparthi and donated much of his fortune to the Sai Baba trust.
Always dressed in saffron-coloured robes with his trademark afro-style hairdo, the guru survived an attack on his life in 1993 when four men armed with knives burst into his private apartment in what was described as an assassination attempt.
A fight ensued in which two devotees were stabbed to death before police shot and killed the assailants.
Providing free healthcare and performing an occasional miracle cure was a central part of the image and mystique built around a man whose flock is thought to number tens of millions across more than 150 countries.
As well as hospitals and clinics, the Sai Baba organisation operates drinking water schemes, a university, a museum, a planetarium and thousands of prayer rooms and centres across the globe.
While the charitable work and teachings brought him public respectability, his showman antics in which he would miraculously produce gold coins or watches on stage at public meetings also brought him critics and notoriety.