April 24th – the date- has always been the day of celebrations, happiness as it is the birthday of God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar and God of Kannada film industry- Dr. Rajkumar, but 24th April will no longer be the same from the year 2011. 24/4/2011 – the day- took the smiles from millions of people across the world. This is the day when the God-man Shri Satya Sai Baba passed away.
The grief, all over the world with His demise, shows the immense belief and respect people had on this great soul. Puttaparthi, AP became the center of attention as many dignitaries around India and the entire globe flocked here to pay homage to Shri Satya Sai Baba.
In the current situation wherein most of the God-men are self proclaimed or non-trustable, Baba had millions of devotees across the world. The devotees ranged from politicians to sportspersons like Sachin, Gavaskar to pop singers like Ricky Martin.
Controversies have had share in the life of Baba, let us not worry whether the controversies were true or false. Rather, now they do not really matter. What stands out in His work throughout His life is the sheer dedication towards helping the needy. He gave free medical treatment to the needy, He provided free education to many many students. He helped the poor in many places in various ways. The controversies will be buried with His body but His aid to thousands of people, path of wisdom shown to many more in society will be remembered for a long long time to come.
Probably, we can take a few moments of our life to salute this person, who enlightened so many people who sought solace His shelter. Let us take some time out- Shri Satya Sai Baba- may Your soul Rest IN Peace.