The name of Shri Nanavalli is very significant and adorable, out of all the devotees of Sai Baba. Nanavalli looked after the routine work of Sai Baba and he performed his duty with perfect devotion.
Once Nanavalli wished to occupy Sai Baba's seat and he frankly told the same to Sai Baba. Sai Baba respected the wish of Nanavalli and got up from his seat. He gave his seat to him. After occupying Sai Baba's seat, Nanavalli realized his guilt. He fell at Sai Baba's feet. He wept bitterly and begged Sai Baba's pardon. Then, Sai Baba embraced him and assured him of desirable deliverance after his death.
Nanavalli too died a few days after Sai Baba's sad demise. He attained the perfect deliverance, according to Sai Baba's word of honour.