daily. It acted as a panacea for all eye-troubles of others too.
As long as he was in service, the enclosed front verandah of the Rly. Quarters served the purpose of a Mandir for Baba's worship. A band of devotees, mostly young, helped and took part in the daily 'aarthi'. Thursdays were of course special days. Guruji had always a saffron cloth tied over his head during the 'aarthi' or when giving Udhi to devotees. He had become a disciple of Abdulla Baba at Shirdi. There is a Photo of his in Abdulla Baba's cottage at Shirdi and imbibed from him some incantations which he used along with Udhi to cure ills and for exercising evil spirits. He was simple and unassuming with a child-like nature which put others at ease. Till his retirement in 1958 he celebrated Rama Navami and Mahasamadhi Day festivals on a modest scale for the former, Baba's idol was taken in procession around the mohalla. It was during this period one night after 'aarthi' (it was a Thursday) when Guruji was chatting with one Sadhu, he saw a fakir who had all along been sitting some distance away, entering the enclosure. As Guruji was welcoming him, the latter turned to the Sadhu and blessed him saying that in due course he would become known to the public and his true merit would be recognised by them. Presently, the latter took leave and went away. Guruji then offered to massage the legs and thighs of the guest to which the latter did not agree at first, threatening to go away. However, Guruji's importunity softened him and he allowed it. Just then, Guruji's elder sister who was keeping house for him came side. Seeing him with a fakir at such late hour, she asked to tell the fakir to go away. The latter told her that it was who would be going away. As Guruji did not- seem to heed her, she locked up all the doors, lest these self-invited guest should disappear with some articles, and went to bed The fakir then asked Guriji to make some tea and partook it Before retiring, he asked for a lota of water to be kept beside him for the night.
Early in the morning, when Guruji woke up, the fakir was not to be seen. It now became clear to Guruji it was Baba Himself in disguise. Seeing the locks in position, his sister too was now convinced about it. The lota was half-full with