Puttaparthi: Suspense is deepening about what lies behind the sealed doors of departed spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba’s personal residence, the Yajur Mandir, even as speculation is rife that about presence of a treasure.
No one is said to have entered Baba’s chamber ever since he was hospitalised on April 28. The keys to the room were with the Baba’s personal caretaker Satyajit, who reportedly handed them over to K Chakravarthi, the secretary of Sathya Sai Central Trust, after Sathya Sai’s death on April 24.
As per certain media reports, large quantities of gold and other precious gifts worth crores of rupees – that were presented to Baba by his devotees – was shipped out by some of his associates, while he lay battling for life at the hospital.
The Sathya Sai Central Trust which met here yesterday deferred taking a decision as two trust members, Justice PM Bhagavati and Hindlal Shaw did not turn up for the meeting.
It is said that the trust members want the government to appoint a special officer and the chamber be opened in his presence.
Politics is also heating up over the issue with former TDP minister Dadithota Nagireddy demanding that the mandir be opened only in the presence of devotees, while also asking the trust to reveal all the details about the assets under the control of the trust by June 16.