"Puttaparthy Sai Baba had dedicated his life for social service. He was a great spiritualist and had lot of love for Tamil Nadu and its people," a resolution adopted at the DMK's high-level committee meeting here said.
Recalling the Satya Sai Trust's efforts to address drinking water issues of Chennai, it said the trust had spent Rs 200 crore and brought water from the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh, "on the request of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi."
"He was ill for some days before passing away. The High Level Committee regrets his demise and expresses its condolences to all those who are mourning his death," it said.