Bollywood mourns over death of Satya Sai Baba

Mumbai: A string of Bollywood personalities have expressed deep grief over death of Satya Sai Baba who breathed his last today morning following prolonged illness.

"Sad to hear about the demise of Sathya Sai Baba. He was an inspiration for many. Such an enlightened soul. R.I.P," twitted filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on the micro-blogging site.

Condoling death of the spiritual leader, actor Riteish Deshmukh said, "The man (Satya Sai Baba) spread love and helped the needy. Had the privilege to meet him and spending some time with him a few times. His invaluable guidance will be cherished for a life time. We love you and miss you BABA."

"SRI SATHYA SAI BABA left his human body and departed away this morning. The body is merely a vehicle. His spirit will continue to guide us as always," actor Vivek Oberoi posted on twitter.

"Just heard that Baba left his body and am sure is on his way to lots of temples….my heart bleeds for his followers…my sincere condolences," filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma tweeted.

Actor Rana Daggubati, said, RIP….Sathya Sai Baba. My condolences to all his followers.

"Sathya Sai Baba had millions of followers all over the world. Their faith in him held them together. May God give them strength. RIP Baba," veteran actor Anupam Kher said.

"Sai Baba .. RIP. My condolences to all his followers," tweeted actor R Madhavan.

Bollywood-Malayalam director and writer Sangeeth Sivan said "R.I.P. Satya Sai Baba. Condolences to all his followers, disciples and loved ones."