Sathya Sai Baba was interred at Prashanti Nilayam on Wednesday. Baba’s nephew RJ Ratnakar performed last rites.
The spot where Baba was buried will become an eternal memorial. Sai Baba, at the age of 14 announced himself as a reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, political leaders from various parties, chief ministers and VVIPs had visited Puttaparthi in the last two days to pay their homage. An estimated five lakh people from various parts of the country and abroad had final darshan of Baba.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Karnakataka CM BS Yeddyurapa, Governors ESL Narasimhan and Shivraj Patil, BJP leaders LK Advani, M Venkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, former chief minister of AP Chandrababu Naidu etc watched the rituals.