He left his mortal body on 24th April 2011. He did so before the date, he declared. He left a huge mass of fortunes behind him. He did not tell much to his followers about his departure taken place .For the first and last time, he appeared with folded hands before his followers, while he was on his way to Sri Sathya Sai Super Specialty Hospital, just a few days before his final departure .
He made the proclamation that he would die at the age of 96 and after 6 years of his death, he would appear as Prem Sai. He had a large number of disciples over the globe. He, like most of the God men, stressed on the philosophy of Godliness inside every body. He used to materialize bibhuti (holy ash ),golden rings and necklaces out of space .
He established schools, colleges and Universities and educated his fellow boys and girls without charging fees from them . According to him , the end of education is character and the end of knowledge is love .Another remarkable deed , Sai Baba did during his life time was the construction of Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital , near Prasanti Nilayam . Here he served the people by giving medical treatments for very critical illness ( like open heart surgery and kidney transplants ) without any cost .People will remember him for ever for such kind of jobs .He was with a heart of compassion and generosity to give water to a thirsty one, to take care of the ill one and to show the path to a wayward. He dedicated himself to help everybody at their need .He proved that he would remain above the form of a mere human and character. Rather ,he would be remembered always as a spiritual leader and a spiritual teacher .
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