Who after Sai? Speculation over succession plan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 20:53

Puttaparthi (AP): As uncertainity looms over
the health of spiritual leader Satya Sai Baba, there is
speculation about the possiblity of a succession war breaking
out among the members of the Satya Sai Central Trust which
manages several welfare activities across the country.

The Satya Sai Trust is always known for service activity
and has undertaken massive water supply project in
drought-prone Anantapur and other districts of Andhra Pradesh
and neighbouring Tamil Nadu besides running major super
speciality hospitals in Puttaparthi and Bangalore and holding
holding health clinics across the country.
The trust also runs educational institutions in different
parts of the country.

The Sathya Sai Central Trust runs the university complex,
a speciality hospital, a world religious museum Chaitanya
Jyoti, a planetarium, a railway station, a hill-view stadium,
a music college, an administrative building, an airport, an
indoor sports stadium and sport complex in Puttaparthi.
Who after Sai Baba will manage the Trust`s activities and
what will happen to the social work? Will they continue or
stop? These questions are doing the rounds among the followers
of the spiritual leader.

Raghuram Chowdhary, an agriculturist in Anantapur town
wanted to know what will happen to the good work undertaken by
Sai Baba and whether they will continue.

"I am not his devotee but what I feel is whatever work
the Baba has done for the public is exemplary. Making
available potable water in drought-prone villages of Anantapur
district, setting up of medical facilities and educational
institutions defintely deserve appreciation," Chowdhary said
adding "Baba and his work are defintely good but what about
the trust members?".

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 20:53

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