Bangalore: The Sathya Sai Baba Trust along
with Bangalore Urban District Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday conducted an inventory of the wealth and assets of the late
Godman Sathya Sai Baba at his ashram near Whitefield, in the
outskirts of the city.
The team took stock of the wealth at the Whitefield complex
of the trust, known as the Sai Baba Brindavan ashram, located
about 24 kms from here.
The entire inventory was conducted under heavy police
bandobast, police said. The ashram, inaugurated by Sai Baba on
June 25 1960, served as the residence of Baba during his stay
in the city.
This is the fourth time that an inventory of precious
metals and cash in Sai Baba`s personal chambers is being
conducted at the instance of the government after the
spiritual guru passed away on April 24.
The most recent inventory process was conducted on Monday
in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. Officials had found 34.5 kg
gold, 430 kg silver besides cash worth Rs 1,90,53,899, media
coordinator of the trust A Anantharaman said.
The inventory was conducted at the second building of
Yajur Mandir and four rooms of Poornachandra Chamber in the
presence of Anantapur district collector V Duradas and other
In the first inventory made on June 16, 98 kg gold, 307
kg of silver apart from Rs 11.56 crore in cash was found
whereas on July 2, when the second inventory was taken, gold
and silver articles worth Rs 74 lakh and a diamond studded
ring worth Rs 3 lakh was found.