Hyderabad: Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba
on Thursday appealed to the people not to believe in rumours on the
godman`s health and asked the media to "respect" their
In a joint press conference organised by Sri Sathya
Sai Baba Devotees forum here today, prominent devotees urged
people not to believe in rumours on Sai Baba`s health and
reports in a section of press on Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.
"In the present situation, we can only pray for long
life of Bhagwan Sai Baba," they said and urged the media to
"respect of sentiments of devotees".
The devotees claimed that Sathya Sai Baba, whose
health condition is very critical, will recover from the
present illness and live till 96 years.
Some of the devotees include eminent personalities
like former Justice of Karnataka High Court J Eswar Prasad,
Andhra Pradesh ex-DGP R Prabhakar Rao and cardiac surgeon Dr
Anil Kumar Mulpur.
"Sai Baba is an incarnation of God. He will definitely
recover and live for 97 years as he himself had once
predicted," former state DGP R Prabhakar Rao said.
Another devotee M V Rao, an eminent agricultural
scientist and former vice-chancellor of Andhra Pradesh
Agricultural University, said he too believed that Sathya Sai
Baba come out of the present illness and live for 96 years.
"Though as a scientist I see everything
scientifically, the power of Baba and his extraordinary social
work impressed me," he said.
Other eminent personalities present at the press
conference were former Hyderabad city police commissioner A V