Puttaparthi: The Indian cricket maestro, Mr Sachin Tendulkar, burst into tears on seeing the body of Sri Satya Sai Baba in Kulwant Hall in Prashanti Nilayam here on Monday morning. He was consoled by other grieving devotees who gathered around the body.
Accompanied by his wife Ms Anjali and other family members, Mr Sachin arrived here in special chartered flight and paid homage to the mortal remains of the Baba. The Tendulkars sat near the body and prayed for some time.
The Union ministers, Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, Mr Praful Patel and others also visited Puttaparthi and paid last respects to the body. Meanwhile, a large number of Satya Sai devotees are pouring into the town.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Charu Sinha, has said that the devotees would be allowed to have darshan of the body till the early hours of Wednesday. (NSS)