Satyajit, a close aide of Sri Satya Sai Baba, has released to the media a declaration of Sai Baba registered on March, 23, 1967, in Bombay (now Mumbai) saying his relatives had no authority over the Satya Sai Trust assets.
The text of the declaration, released here on Sunday: “I, Satya Sai, Prashanti Nilayam, Indian, hereby declare as follows: I was born in the village of Puttapathi in Anantapur district and am at present 44 years old. I joined school and gave up studies and dedicated myself to spread Sanatana Dharma. I am unmarried and left my parents at the age of 12 and have taken up religious order with saffron dress and I have no worldly/or family attachments. I declare that I left parents permanently and adopted holy order with no intention to revert back. I relinquished all my right title and interest in family property, moveable or immovable, whatsoever and wherever they may, and I do not own and possess personal property or wealth or estate. Whatever is given to me is under my management, supervision and control as a trustee to be used for public charitable purposes. This declaration, I am making so (that) nobody can claim, under or through me, in the family properties if any.”
Satyajit also attached the attestation of Indu Lal Sha, who is the sole surviving witness to the original document. Satyajit said he has been in possession of the document since 1998, as per the directions of Sai Baba.