On 24 April at 7:40AM, Swami left His physical body. His body was brought to Sai Kulwant Hall, and He "lay in State" for three days.
Last rites were made on the morning of 27 April, and Bhagawan's body was laid to rest in Sai Kulwant Hall in the presence of a huge assemblage of devotees, also attended by a host of political luminaries.
Press releases, interviews, and such leading up to his Mahasamadhi can be found on this webpage. The items to the right deal with press releases, articles, and other material that took place after His passing.
The image to the left above shows Swami's temporary Mahasamadhi on the verandah of the mandir in Sai Kulwant Hall. The image to the right above shows the permanent Mahasamadhi, which was unveiled on Guru Purnima, 15 July 2011. This page contains more pictures of the Mahasamadhi, which can be downloaded in high resolution.
Eternal Sanctity (pdf). June issue of the Pune Youth newsletter, a beautiful tribute to Sai. (4MB)
22 April. Article on Sathya Sai Baba in the Hindustan Times, by Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Also in pdf
Discourse, 5 July 2003. Swami talks about His health and body.
Discourse, 13 July 2005. Swami talks about His Well-Being.
Discussion of Swami's age when He left HIs body.