In a speech on September 9, 1960, Sathya Sai said that he would be in his human form for another 59 years, he would definotely complete everything planned and would fulfil all the goals for which he had come to this world. Sathya Sai further said this in order to allay people’s concerns about his next incarnation. He said that he had his own special time for the fulfillment and realizaion of His Divine Plan.
Sathya Sai said that his word would never remain unfulfilled, for his word always came true. We often heard from various sources that Prema Sai Baba would incarnate in eight years after Sathya Sai Baba leaves his human body. In his book Sai Trinity, Dr. Rushela (1997) says that Sathya Sai Baba sometimes communicated the most important information only to his closest devotees.
Sathya Sai said that Prema Sai Baba would be born in the state of Karnataka (Southern India) eight years after Sathya Sai Baba leaves this world.
In the famous book, Sai Baba, an Invitation to Glory, Howard Murphet revealed that a year after Sathya Sai Baba left the body, Prema Sai Baba was born in Karnataka, formerly Mysore, between the cities of Bangalore and Mysore.
In the book “Living God” written by Shakuntala Balu, the author writes that Sathya Sai Baba stated that there would be at least one more incarnation of Sai in the form of Prema Sai Baba.
Prema Sai is born in the village of Gunapathi, which is located in the Mandya region (Karnataka state). This means that Sathya Sai himself talks not only about his past birth, but also about the future incarnation which will happen in the form of Prema Sai.