Revered Indian guru hospitalised

Revered Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba has been hospitalised and put on breathing support.

The 84-year-old guru entered a hospital in Bangalore last week for lung and chest congestion. A hospital statement said he was stable yesterday, after describing his condition as critical.

He has a huge international following and devotees are flocking to his ashram in Puttaparti town in the southern Andhra Pradesh state. They consider him a living god.