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Satya sai Baba and BHAGVAN to million around the world lay in peace after fighting with death nearly a month he gives up. His devotees from 144 countries in shock for the Guru was only expected to leave his physical body in his 96th year. With over 1500 Sathya Sai Centres in 114 countries across the globe His Holiness would be remembered as the saviour of many lives to who he provided Education, Livelihoods, food, medicines and most of all DRINKING WATER.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba , whose message of love, peace and humility, resonated with millions of people including politicians, dictators, businessmen and cricketers, breathed his last on Sunday. He was 85. (Times of India)
That all apart I love and am amused by the way in which he implemented various Social and community development projects only possible otherwise to a Government (well they never do it). Especially the mass rural water supply scheme an amazing piece of work that truly is divine for draught ridden and parched lands in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Prominent among the programmes is Sri Satya Village Integrated Programme (SSVIP) under which drinking water is provided to 212 villages in East Godavari district in a phased manner.
Another programme, the Sri Sathya Sai Drinking Water Project (SSSDWP), launched on January 20, 2008, covers 25 tribal-dominated villages in East and West Godavari districts, an official of the project said today. Under SSSDWSP, safe drinking water is supplied to about 452 upland and tribal habitations which traditionally are dependent upon drying bore wells and natural streams for water, he said.
As per the Trust, nearly 212 habitations with population of more than 2.20 lakh have benefited from the project in the East Godavari district.
Under the programme, a plant with capacity of 10.5 million litres of water per day (MLD), installed on river Godavari at Purushottapatnam village), pumps out clear water into a ground-level balancing reservoir from where it is supplied to the villages, a release issued by the Trust said.
Another plant on river Pamuleru in Kutravada village, pumps water into a treatment plant of 3.5 MLD capacity.
(Times of India)
Amazing fact atleast for me is the Bhagvan Satya sai Baba has no PR campaigns nor has he travelled abroad except only once and that too to UGANDA in 1968. Baba has survived 4 Heart attacks and several smear campaign by his critics.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was the one who opened the path of love and compassion to millions of his devotees, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi said. “Sathya Sai Baba’s life was his message. Each devotee should follow the path of love and compassion shown by Sathya Saibaba. That is the greatest tribute and affection anyone could offer him,” Amritanandamayi said in her message. (Source: Financial Express)
An avatar of compassion, love, and selfless service for all mankind,” yoga guru Baba Ramdev said on Sunday. “He made no distinction between human beings. Thousands of poor people undergo treatment at his super-specialty hospital in Puttapurthi free of cost. That is the ultimate sewa; for people who cannot afford expensive treatment. Sai Baba’s high ideals will show mankind the way for ages to come. His followers will always feel blessed with his emotional and spiritual proximity at all times,” he said. (Source: TOI)
Here is the statement issued by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
“Baba will continue to live in the hearts of millions of devotees. His message of ‘Love All and Serve All’ will resonate in the world forever. His messages have always been universal; especially his message of ‘Satya Dharma Shanti Prema’ which has transcended all barriers of caste and religion.” (Source: NDTV)
Among his noted followers are Dr Michael Oleinikof Nobel, a distant relative to Alfred Nobel, actor Amitabh Bachchan, cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble, politicians Shivraj Patil, Ashok Chavan, S M Krishna, M K Stalin and Chandrababu Naidu.
An Indian devotee offers prayers before portraits of Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba at Shivam temple in Hyderabad, India,April 24, 2011. Sai Baba, died Sunday morning in a hospital. Mahesh Kumar A./AP Photo