Satya Sai Baba suffered ill health for a couple of months before his death and reasons behind it are still unknown. There is no report about the cause of Baba's death with any proper medical reports in place before his death and after. There are accusations that freezer-box is purchased even before Baba is pronounced dead, while his personal doctor Safaya denied this. Even at Prashanti Nilayam, crowds got slim and the devotional place lost its charm and credibility after Baba left this world.
Crores of rupees wealth and gold was looted out of Ashram after death of Baba, as some politicians helped the insiders, say reports. Baba's brother's son Ratnakar, member of Satyasai Trust is played a key role in suppressing all other relatives to grab Baba's properties. Reports say that gold ornaments and cash worth more than 100 crores are bailed out of Ashram when Baba is not feeling well. His principle and favorite disciple Satyajit is not seen in Prashanti Nilayam and Puttaparthy after cremation ceremony of Baba. Till date, there is no official inquiry into the whole proceedings and no agency is probing the exact causes that happened in Puttaparthy which had killed Satya Sai.