Satya Sai Baba’s 1967 deed document

 

A 1967 document, purportedly made and signed by Sri Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, renouncing worldly pleasures, has created a flutter.

The document emerged in public recently when Satyajit, a close aide of Sai Baba, reportedly gave it to Sri Satya Sai Central Trust during a board meeting of the trustees. A letter to this effect was marked to office-bearers of Sri Satya Sai Institutions and Organi-sations and the Baba’s devotees, it is learnt.

The document, prepared on a Maharashtra stamp paper of Rs 3.50, dated March 23, 1967, and purportedly signed by Sai Baba, declares that he has dedicated his life for Sanathana Dharma, that has ‘relinquished’ all title and interest in family property, ‘moveable and/or immovable’, and that he has ‘no intention to revert’.

A relative of Sai Baba said on condition of anonymity that he possesses a scanned copy of the document. “The document might be true but irrelevant now,” the relative said over phone from Puttaparti.