The trust officials and the Andhra Pradesh government officials will have a meeting on Sunday to how to tackle concerns at a time when the Baba getting back to good health remains very bleak. According to the periodic medical bulletins issued by the hospital, Sai Baba is still on life support systems and his vital organs and liver are not responding to treatment.
The 86 year old spiritual guru was hospitalised at the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSIHMS) on Mar 28 and his health is sinking with multiple organ failure and other related complications. (Read: Sai Baba: A rocky journey marred by controversies)
Prohibitory orders are in place in Puttaparthi to disperse lakhs of devotees who have descended on to the town to pray for the speedy recovery of the Baba. There are also rumours doing the rounds about the Rs 40,000 crore worth trust. The trust members are still undecided on who will hold the reins of the vast empire. The members in the trust comprise former IAS officer K Chakravarthy, scientist G Venkataraman, former central vigilance commissioner SV Giri and Sai Baba's nephew RJ Ratnakar. There are also considerable lack of clarity on the accounting system of the trust with no clear knowledge on where money is spent and how.
With succession talks heating up following Sai Baba's failing health, there are many out there who wants to claim a piece of the vast empire. Meanwhile, devotees are engaged in prayers all over the world hoping for a miracle.