A devotee of Sri Sathya Saibaba, who passed away at Puttaparthi on April 24, is reported to have made a futile bid to commit suicide on Monday night by slitting his throat with a sharp knife. He has been identified as Gangadhara of M.G. Halli in Hosadurga taluk. Although a major surgery is said to have been conducted on him at a private nursing home here, his condition is stated to be still critical. — Staff Correspondent