The glass coffin of Sri Satya Sai Baba
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Thousands pay respect to Sri Satya Sai Baba

One of India's most revered spiritual leaders, Sri Satya Sai Baba, has died in hospital at the age of 84.

The guru, who suffered respiratory problems and kidney failure, died in his hometown Puttaparthi after a cardiac arrest, doctors said.

Thousands of his followers flocked to the temple complex at Puttaparthi, where his body will lie in a glass coffin until Tuesday.

  • 24 Apr 2011