A day after Sathya Sai Central Trust member R J Ratnakar issued a statement that all was well in the trust and that they are hoping for Sai Baba’s recovery, news of a ‘miracle’ swept through Puttaparthi on Tuesday.
Around 9.30 am, devotees rushed to the house of a retired deputy tehsildar at Ganesh Circle on the outskirts of Puttaparthi, where a 4-ft idol of Sai Baba was reportedly oozing perfumed oils from its feet. TV cameramen rushed to grab the visuals and devotees thronged the house. They claimed it was a sign of Sai Baba recovering.
Devotees refused to consider that the wax idol could be melting in the sweltering heat and the oil was a resultant residue.
Miracle indeed, by the scientific method of elimination.