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Sathya Sai Baba trust conducts inventory at Whitefield complex

Posted by on July 20, 2011 0 Comment

The Sathya Sai Baba Trust along with Bangalore Urban District Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday conducted an inventory of the wealth and assets of the late Godman Sathya Sai Baba at his ashram near Whitefield, in the outskirts of the city.

The team took stock of the wealth at the Whitefield complex of the trust, known as the Sai Baba Brindavan ashram , located about 24 kms from here.

The entire inventory was conducted under heavy police bandobast, police said. The ashram, inaugurated by Sai Baba on June 25 1960, served as the residence of Baba during his stay in the city.

This is the fourth time that an inventory of precious metals and cash in Sai Baba’s personal chambers is being conducted at the instance of the government after the spiritual guru passed away on April 24.

The most recent inventory process was conducted on Monday in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. Officials had found 34.5 kg gold, 430 kg silver besides cash worth Rs 1,90,53,899, media coordinator of the trust A Anantharaman said.

The inventory was conducted at the second building of Yajur Mandir and four rooms of Poornachandra Chamber in the presence of Anantapur district collector V Duradas and other revenue officials.

In the first inventory made on June 16, 98 kg gold, 307 kg of silver apart from Rs 11.56 crore in cash was found whereas on July 2, when the second inventory was taken, gold and silver articles worth Rs 74 lakh and a diamond studded ring worth Rs 3 lakh was found. Economic Times

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