Hyderabad: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was left heartbroken on his 38 th birthday as his spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba passed away on Sunday morning.

Tendulkar, who landed in Hyderabad late Saturday night with wife Anjali and two kids, was confined to his room at the Grand Kakatiya hotel.

"He did not even have breakfast. No one was allowed to enter his room," a hotel manager informed.

There was speculation since Saturday that the Mumbai Indians captain would not celebrate his birthday in view of Baba's health condition.

News of Baba's demise on Sunday morning apparently came as a shock to Tendulkar.

A 'Do Not Disturb' sign was hung on his hotel room door since the news of Baba's demise came and Tendulkar did not even meet his teammates, the hotel manager said.

Only Mumbai Indians owner Tina Ambani was said to have met Tendulkar and consoled him.

Mumbai Indians will take on Deccan Chargers in an IPL match at the Hyderabad International Cricket Stadium on Sunday but it is not yet clear whether Tendulkar would
be in the playing eleven or not.

None of the Mumbai Indians players or officials could be contacted for a comment.

(Agencies)