Baba fulfilled the vision of Rao Saheb Subbaiah Chettiar aged 35, Merchant Madras and Nellore and helped His Pilgrim to Shirdi.
I had received through my brother-in-law, Rao Saheb B. Papaiah Chettiar, a Telugu Book on Sai Baba and I started on 25th April, 1938 from Madras and reached Shirdi on 27-4-1938. But before that, I had clear proof that Baba was assisting me to go to His feet. The proofs are there.
On 24-4-1938 about 8 P.M. I was feeling sorry that I could not go up to Shirdi, though I had been desirous of doing so. Suddenly my brother-in-law said "Let us look to the almanac if tomorrow be an auspicious and suitable date for you and to your wife to start, we should take it that Baba wants you to go at once. Else it will be long deferred". At once we examined the almanac. The very next day 25-4-1938 and that alone was found the proper time for starting. So I wired at once to my father-in-law at Chittor to come the next day to Madras along with my wife.
My father-in-law in ignorance of wire which has not reached him till 8 A.M. the next day (25-4-1938) had determined on going alone on 25th instant by the Bus which leaves Chittor at 7 A.M. for Madras- He tried to catch that Bus. But there was something wrong with the bus and it could not leave Chittor at the fixed hours of 7 A.M. My father-in-law was forced to wait for 2 hours. Meanwhile, my wire reached him.
Then he took his daughter (my wife) along with him to the bus and a little late (i.e.) about 9 A.M. the bus which had been fully repaired started and reached Madras by 2 P.M. Hence my wife and myself enable to start on 25th instant was the only suitable time for our starting on the pilgrim. If my wife and father-in-law did not reach Madras in time, my trip to Shirdi would be postponed. We reached Shirdi by Baba's grace on 24-4-1938 just in time to have a look at Mortal remains of Bala Kumbhar, a very highly advanced devotee of Shri Sai Baba who was revered by devotees for His Holiness and Variagya and selfless service to all. Another great devotee of Shri Sai Baba that we saw at Shirdi was Abdul, who twice or thrice blessed as especially my wife stating that 'all evil influences that affiliated has disappeared from that date (27-4-1938).
Surrender Shri Sai Completely !! Stupendous Delectation and Deliverance be there !!