Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), Apr 22 (ANI): Scores of devotees assembled here on Friday to pray for the well-being of prominent religious leader Sathya Sai Baba amid reports that his health continues to be critical.
The Baba's followers said they are confident that their spiritual guru would recover soon.
"He is not keeping well. I felt restless inside. I wanted to come to his abode to take his blessings and pray for his well-being that was the purpose," said Alankar, a devotee.
"We have tremendous belief in him. It felt that some elderly person in our family is ill for 25 to 26 days. Such kind of feelings we have had," added Sandhya, another devotee.
The health condition of the Baba continues to be very critical with doctors attending him stating that most of his organs are showing very poor response to the treatment.
As per latest hospital report, the heart rate and blood pressure of the 85-year-old religious leader, who is undergoing treatment at the Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital here continues to be low and continues to be supported by drugs.
Doctors attending him said the condition of his liver and his low blood pressure are a cause of concern.
Andhra Pradesh Police had on Thursday deployed additional forces in Puttaparthi to maintain the law and order in view of his deteriorating health.
Meanwhile, as the Baba's condition continues to be worsening, the succession war has heated up with the names of his nephew R J Ratnakar and his caregiver Satyajit are emerging as possible persons, who may have a bigger say in the Satya Sai Baba Central Trust.
Sathya Sai Baba was hospitalised on March 28 following problems related to heart and respiration. (ANI)