Sathya Sai Baba's younger brother and senior Congress leader R V
Janakiramaiah (76) died at the Sathya Sai Super Specialities
Hospital in Puttaparthi on Friday.
is survived by his wife and three children. A key member of Sathya
Sai Central Trust, Janakiramaiah played a vital role in the
development of Puttaparthi as a spiritual centre.
hospitalised at the super specialities hospital since September 26
after he suffered a massive heart stroke. Doctors kept him under
observation in the ICU for the last three weeks and provided
artificial respiration, hospital sources said.
Efforts to revive him
failed to bear fruit and due to his old age, doctors did not
favour an open-heart surgery.
Sai Baba visited his
brother on Thursday after his condition was said to be serious.