Baba given darshan to the son of Shri V. B. Nandwani, Mahim, Bombay in Baba’s Gurusthan Building.
On 7-5-1973, I reached Shirdi with my son aged 17 years. Expecting heavy rush due to vacation, I had written in advance to the Sansthan for reservation of a particular room for us. Although the letter has not yet been posted on to the accommodation incharge he offered the same room I wanted.
He was also kind enough to invite us for lunch that day about 2 P.M. However, for some reasons, it was little after 3 P.M. that he came to call us for lunch in Bhojangriha. By then, my son had gone to sleep hungry. I had earlier asked him to go and eat something, but he did not agree. Now when we both asked him to get up for meals, he refused to eat anything in anger. Knowing his nature and habit of eating earlier, I left him and went with that Sansthan officer. My son got up at about 4 P.M. and said angrily “I would not go to Samadhi Mandir. I will not bow before Baba. I do not want to stay here. I will go back to Bombay even if I have to go alone”. I knew all this outburst was due to his hunger and anger and so kept quiet. A little while latter he got up and went out to eat something. Instead of eating in the hotel, he brought four “Dosas” and asked me also to have one. To please him, I did. He could eat only two. The one left untouched, he gave it to a beggar.
We were in the room on ground floor touching the road inside Sansthan compound and parellel to the then Accommodation Office. In Gurupadukasthan, there is a “L” shaped passage between the two rooms. The entrance is from longer leg of “L”. The shorter has the bath rooms and is closed at the other end. Thus anybody going out and coming in must be seen by us if the door of our room is open. After eating the “Dosas” my son went to wash the plate at the open tap fixed in the line of bath rooms. Suddenly he rushed back to the room and said that someone look like Baba standing in the passage outside the bath rooms with a stick in His hand and that he got frightened. He talked all this standing on the threshold of the room keeping the door open. I was sitting in such a position that anybody coming in or going out must be visible to me. I got immediately and went with him to the bath room side and found none there. I feel it was “Sai himself who gave him darshan”. I did not see anyone going out of the passage. How could someone vanish like that. None dressed like that was staying in the other rooms. On questioning, my son told me that his Kupni was torn on one arm and lower ends of it was flayed badly. He was pointing to the stick (Satka) towards the Samadhi Mandir. Then afterwards at about 6 P. M. my son quietly accompanied me to the Samadhi Mandir, Dwarakamayee and Chawdi and everywhere he bowed Baba as I did. During the rest of the seven days stay, he was extremely happy and made many friends.
Surrender Shri Sai Completely ! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !
(AMBROSIA IN SHIRDI – STORIES AFTER BABAS MAHASAMADHI ON 15-10-1918 – WRITTEN BY RAMALINGASWAMY, Ambrosia-43)