PRE-MONITION OF SAI BABA DEATH
PRE-MONITION OF SAI BABA'S DEATH
In 1910, a wealthy and well-known person of Nagpur, named Mr Booty Saheb, came to Shirdi to have an auspicious glimpse of Sai Baba He was so deeply impressed by Sai Baba's sermons and personality that he made up his mind to settle at Shirdi.
In 1911, Sai Baba inspired Booty Saheb to construct a 'complex' of majestic houses. All the devotees decided to get a marvellous temple in the centre of the 'complex' and get the idol of Lord Krishna installed there. For all this task, Sai Baba's assent was essential. In the end, all the devotees accompanied Booty Saheb to visit Sai Baba. They put forward their plan most gladly. He also told them that he would like to spend most of his time in the would-be temple rather than in the Dwarakamai Mosque. He would like to have an enduring rest there. Moreover, the temple would be a tranquil refuge from the sordid realities of life to all his disciples. They would be absolved of their sins.
In this way, Sai Baba gave an indirect hint of his coming death. But his disciples failed to understand his secret clue.