(Deccan Chronicle -  Region; 9 February, 2005)

Anantapur, Feb 8: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil visited Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthi where he had darshan of Satya Sai Baba on Tuesday.  The Union Home Minister arrived at the spiritual village from Bangalore at 12.40 pm.  He was received at Shanti Nilayam guest house by district Collector Y V Anuradha, DIG N Jayarami Reddy, SP R S Praveen Kumar, SUDA chairman Kota Satyam and others.

The Union Minister closeted with the district authorities for over 15 minutes.  He is reported to have inquired about the situation in the district. Patil went to meet the Baba at 2.45 pm and came out at 4.15 pm.