Wealth recovered from Sathya Sai’s room?

There is no official confirmation about the details regarding the wealth or the will of Sathya Sai Baba

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 21:06 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Hyderabad: A large amount of money was found from Yajur Mandir, the personal chamber of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, which was opened on Thursday, according to media reports.

Reports suggested that a huge amount of wealth has been recovered and officials are counting the notes recovered from the chamber to establish a more concrete figure to be disclosed later.

However, there is no official confirmation about the details regarding the wealth or the will of Sathya Sai Baba since his demise a few weeks back.

The startling revelations came after members of the trust, in the presence of some senior judicial and police officials, opened the locks of his residence. However, media persons were not allowed.

The trust is located in Prashanti Nilayam ashram at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh`s Anantapur district.

Former chief justice of India PN Bhagwati, who announced his resignation as member of the trust Wednesday night, was also present. Bhagwati, however, said he would continue as the vice-chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University.

Sathya Sai`s personal care-taker Satyajit, who alone had the knowledge of the biometric lock system, accompanied the trust members and officials. During the spiritual guru`s lifetime, Satyajit was the only person who had access to his personal chambers.

Other trust members RJ Ratnakar, who is also the nephew of Sathya Sai Baba, SV Giri, V Srinivasan and trust secretary K Chakravarthi were also present.

Yajur Mandir, also known as Yajurveda Mandir, has remained closed ever since Sathya Sai Baba was hospitalised on March 28 with multi-organ dysfunction. He died on April 24.

There are speculations that the chamber contained huge quantities of gold, jewellery and cash donated by devotees from across the world.

A section of devotees also alleged that valuables were taken out of Prashanti Nilayam when Baba was battling for life. However, the trust has denied such speculations.