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A. D. Year




Hemadripant has appoximately determined the date of Sai Baba's birth as A.D 1838.,

Ch. X., L. S., Ch. 1.


" Sai Baba spent 12 years with his Guru. The name of his Guru is not exactly known but could be 'Venuksha' alias Gopalarao Deshmukh of Selu or even a 'Sufi' fakir. Some. say " Baba practised penance at the tomb of His (Guru in the cellar under the Neem Tree at Shirdi".

Ch. IV. DasGanu'sBhakti-Sardmdt,


 Arrival of Devidas at Shirdi. (Aged 10-11 years)

 Ch. V.


Sai Baba first appeared at Shirdi under the Neem Tree (aged about 19 Years) and after sometime disappeared to an unknow place.



 Sepoys Revolt and India's First War of Independence against the British Raj.



 Sai Baba returned to Shirdi along with the marriage-party of Chand Patil of village called Dhoop in Aurngabad Disttict and remained for ever.

 Ch. V.


Saint Manik Prabhu of Homanabad in Bidar District of Kamataka passed away.

'Bhalchandm' of Nasik, Sept. 90.

1878, Chaitra Vadya 14.

H. H. Akkalkot Swami left His mortal coil at Akkalkot in Solapur District of Maharashtra. (First appeared in 1835.)

Shii Guru-Leelamrit, Ch. 55/167.


Saint Anandnath (aged 95 years) of Yewala Math and a disciple of Akkalkot Swarni visited Shirdi and seeing Sai Baba exclaimed, "This is a precious real diamond."

 CH. V, .D.E., P. 180

1886, April 16

Mahasamadhi of Shri Rainakrishna Paramahansa of Bengal

Life of Shri Rainakrishna Paramahamsa

1886, margashirsh15

Sai Baba, to get rid of an attack of asthma, went into samadi for 72Hrs.



Abdullah arrived at Shirdi from Nanded (in WestKhandesh NEAR Jalgaon and Amalner)

 D.E., P. 143.


Nanasaheb, Chandorkar arrived at Shirdi for the first time

Abridged Biography (M) by B.V. Deo.


Das Ganu (Ganesh Dattatreya Sahasrabuddhe) accompanied Nanasaheb Chandorkar to Shirdi for the first time

'Santakavi DasGanu'(M)by A. D. Athavale.


Celebration of 'Urus' ( fair) started at Shirdi due to the efforts of Gopalrao Gund, a Circle Inspector of Kopargaon

Ch. VI.


A son (Nanasalicb Rasane) was born to Damu Anna Kasar of Ahmednagar by Sai Baba's Grace.

Ch. XXV. D.E., P. 136.


Sai Baba seen sleeping on a narrow plank suspended with old rags about 7 or 8 feet above ground with lighted lamps placed on the plank.

Ch. X. D.E., P. 134.





Nanasaheb Chandorkar visited Shirdi with his sister-in-law's husband, Shri Biniwale. Baba scolded Nanasaheb for dissuading Biniwale, a devotee of Shri Dattatmya from visiting Datta Temple on the bank of Godavari River to avoid delay in reaching Shirdi.

Ch. XXXVIII. D.E., P. 199


Sai Baba like a learned Pandit explained Geeta to Nanasaheb Chandorkar.

Chs. XXXIX and L. D.E., P. 228.


Das Ganu left Govt. service And as per Baba's instructions settled at Nanded and started performing keertans and writing life histories of recent saints

D.E., P. 125.


Das G,anu's book 'Sant Kathamrit' was published. (Ch. 57 about Sai Baba's advice to Nanasaheb Chandorkar)

D.E., P. 130.

1904, April

Rao Bahadur H. V. Sathe first arrived at Shirdi. (Aged 49 years)

D.E., P. 105.


Nanasaheb Chandorkar's pregnant daughter Mainatai at Jamner in Jalgaon District had severe pains of delivery. Sai baba sent Udi and Arati with Ramgir Gasavi from Shirdi and she had a safe delivery. Sai Baba even took the from of tange and its driver to reach Ramgir in time to Jamner.

Ch. XXXIII,. D.E.P 198


Das Ganu's book 'Bhakti-Leciamrit' was published. (Chs.. 31, 32 and 33 about Sai Baba)

D.E., P. 130


Nanasaheb Chandorkar transferred as Mamlatdar from Nandurbar to Pandharpur. On the way, he stopped at Shird! with his family and started requesting Baba to accompany them to Pandharpur and stay there perman- ently with them. The devotees then told Nanasaheb about the singing of bhajan just fniished in which Baba's mood of going to Pandharpur and staying there for ever was expressed.

Ch. VII.


Radhakrishna Mai (Sunderabai Kshirsagar) arrived at Shirdi. (Young good-looking widow aged 25 years)

Bhagavan, P. 135. Sai Sarovar, P. 11, P. 17.


Sathe Wada constructed

D.E., P. 1 13. Pradhan, P. 45.

 1908 Ekadashi

Kashirarn Shimpi died. (Chaitra Shuddha 11)

 Upodghat, Shri Sai Satcharita (M), P. 6.


Pundalikrao of Nanded met Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati. (Tembe Swami) at Rajahmundry on banks of Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh and Swami gave a coconut to be presented to Sai Baba.

Ch. L Life of Tembe Swami.


Shri Tatyasaheb Noolkar, the Sub-judge of Pandharpur first, arrived at Shirdi. (Aged 45 years)

Shri Sai Leela, May-June 91

1908 Gurupournima

Prompted by Baba, Dada Kelkar, Tatyasaheb Noolkar,. Madhavrao Deshpande and others started Guru-worship on that day.

D.E., P. 106. Dr. Gavankar's 'Shiladhi' (M).


Sai. Baba threw an ochre garment on Balasaheb Bhate, Mamlatdar of Kopargaon and an atheist, on his very first visit and Balasaheb lost complete interest in worldly matters. He retired prematurely from service and settled down at Shirdi permanently.

Chs. XXXIII, XLIV. D.E., P. 197


Bapusaheb (Sakharam Hari) Jog on retirement from Govt. service came to stay at Shirdi permanently accompanied by his wife.



Bhimaji Patil of Narayangaon (Pune District) came to Shirdi for getting his chronic tuberculosis cured.


1909 Nov. 2

Hari Sitaram alias Kakasaheb Dixit, a prominent solicitor and M.L.C. first arrived at Shirdi. (Aged 45 years)

Ch. IV.


Devotees began to offer regular worship to Baba in the Chavadi, where He slept on alternate days


1909, Dec.25

Baba gave darshan in the form of Sri Rama to a doctor, devotee of Sri Rama came with a Mamlatdar.



Baba's 'Hundi' business (cooking food Himself in a big. pot and distributing to devotees and poor people.) continued till this year. After wards due to Das Ganu's keeitans, Baba's fame spread far and wide and devotees coming in large numbers offered large quantities of food as 'naivedya' and thus there was no need of 'Hundi.



Ramachandra Atmaram alias Babasaheb Tarkhad from. Bandra (Bombay) first visited Shirdi.

Pradban, P. 23., Chs. IX, XXXV.


Rao Bahadur Moreshwar W. Pradban of Santacruz (Bombay) first visited Shirdi.

 D.E., P. 91


Govind Raghunath alias Annasaheb Dabholkar, the author of Shri Sai Satcharita (Marathi), had his first darshan of Sai Baba and received significant and prophetic title of 'Hemadpant. (Aged 51 years)

Ch. 11.


Balkrishna Vishwanath alias Balasaheb Deo (Dahanu Mamlatdar) first visited Shirdi prompted by Nanasaheb Chandorkar

Chs. XL & XLI. Shri Sai Lecla (M), Oct.-Dec. 51,

1910, Bhadrapad Shuddha 5

H. H. Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon (Buldhana District of Bhadrapad Maharashtra) left His mortal coil. (First appeared in 1878.) At that very time at Shirdi, Sai Baba grieved profusely and said, "Hallo! My Gajanan is gone."

Gajanan Vijay (M), Chs. I & 19. D.E., P. 117.


Shrimant Gopalrao Mukund alias Bapu saheb Butty of Nagpur, started staying permanently at Shirdi.

Pradhan P. 45


Harishchandra Pitale's son suffering from epilepsy, cured with Baba's mere glance. Baba gave Pitale three rupees and reminded him of two rupees earlier received by him from Swami Samarth of Akkalkot

Ch.. XXVI.

1910, Ashwin Vady13

Sai Baba pushed his arm into the brightly burning Dhuni to save a blacksmith's child. 'The arm was scorched and burnt. Nanasaheb came from Bombay with Dr. Parmananda but Baba did not allow the doctor to treat him. Bhagoji Shinde's service of massaging the arm with ghee and bandaging it continued till Baba's Samadhi.

Ch. VII.





 1910 Dec. 5

Hon'ble Mr. Ganesh Shrikrishna alias Dadasaheb Khaparde of Amraoti (Maharashtra) first visited Shirdi. (Refused on 10 Dec. 1910)

K.D., P. 1 and 12.

1910, Dec10

 Foundation-stone of Dixit Wada laid with Baba's permission

Ch. IV.

1910, Christmas

Lala Lakhamichand of Santacruz (Bombay) came to. Shirdi.



Megha returns to Shirdi and stays till his death.



Madrasi Sanyasi Vijayanand, while on a pilgrimage to Manas Sarovar, halted at Shirdi and breathed his last while reading 'Bhagawat' for 3 days on Baba's advice

Ch. XXXI. D. E., P. 273.

 1911, March

Tatyasaheb Noolkar, the Sub-judge of Pandharpur breathes, his last at Shirdi. (Aged 48)

Ch. XXXI. Shri Sai Leela May-June 91


After Tatyasaheb Noolkar passed away, Megha took over regular daily worship of Baba in the Dwaraka mai. (He used to stand on one leg while performing the Arati.)

D. E., P. 109.

 1911 Ram-Navami

Ram-Navami Festival was started at Shirdi due to the efforts of Shri Bhishma and Kaka Mahajani

Ch. VI (M).

1911, Ram-Navanii

Construction of Dixit Wada was completed and was inhabited with due rites.

Ch. iv.


Extension and roofing of the open space in front of the. Dwaraka mai being carried out by Kakasaheb Dixit. Baba got enraged and tried to shake and uproot a pole. Then removing Tatya Patil's pugree, struck a match, set the pugree on fire and threw it in a pit along with one rupee as if an auspicious offering to avert evil

Ch. Vi


Somdav Swami alias Haridwar Swami visited Shirdi.


 1911,June 27

Kashinath Govind Upaswii first visited Shirdi (aged 41 years). and returned again on 6 July. Baba ordered him to stay for 4 years in the Khandoba Temple.

Ch. XLIV. L. S., Vol. 11, P. 225


Kashinath Upasani composed the famous 'Shri Sainath Mahimna Stotra in Sanskrit. (Now being recited daily during Arati at Shirdi.)

K. D., P. 16.

1911, Dec

Bubonic plague raged at Shirdi, (Lasted upto March 15 next year.)

L. S., Vol. 11, P. 296. D. E., P. 153.

1911, Dec

Baba's grinding of wheat in the hand-mill. It was not wheat that was ground but plague or cholera itself was ground to pieces and cast out of village. Seeing this Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) was inspired to write 'Shri Sai Satcharita.'

Ch. 1.


Dadasaheb Khaparde of Arnraoti anived at Shirdi again with family and stayed for 3 months. The author of Arati book 'Sagunopasana Shri Krishna Bhishma accom-panied. Him.

Ch. VII. K. D., P. 113

1911, Dec.1 1

Waman Rao Patel (Later Swami Sai Sharanananda) first arrived at Shirdi. (Aged 22 years).

K. D., P. 26


Chandrabhan Shet Marwadi, uncle of Khushalchand of Rahata. expired.

Chs. VIII and XXX., D. E., P. 267.


Dr. Capt. Hate first visited Shirdi. (Young and had just appeared at LCPS examination.)

Ch. XXIX. K. D., P. 24


Sai Baba's great devotee and a great saint of Nath-panth order, Shri Rama Maruti visited Shirdi. (Stayed for 34 days.) '.

 Ch. XXXIV. K. D., P. 26-61, Shiri Sai Leela (M), Sept. 76


Sagun Meru Nalk arrived at Shirdi at the age of 23 and on Baba's advice settled permanently running a small restaurant. for the devotees visiting Shirdi.

Chs. V and XXVI. D. E., P. 259

1912,. Jan.

Dadasaheb Khaparde's youngest son Balwant was cured of bubonic plague by Baba by taking the disease on himself.

 Ch. VII. K. D., P. 131-132

1912, Jan. 3

Megha fed some Brahmins on completion of his Gayatri Purascharana. Dadasaheb Khaparde attended it Sathe Wada.

K. D., P. 43

1912, Jan. 19

Megha died at Shirdi at about 4 A.M. Baba lamented loudly and followed the funeral procession for some distance. Baba showered flowers on Megha's body.

Ch. XXXI K. D., P. 57

1912., Jan 20

Bapusaheb Jog started performing Baba's Pooja and Arati after Megha's death. He continued this till Baba's Samadhi and even some years afterwards until he shifted to Sakuri and joined Upasani Maharaj there.

Chs. XII and XXVIII ., K. D., P. 59.


Transformation of Dwaraka mai started. Pits were patched up and the stone slabs fixed on the floor. Baba gave up sack-cloth seat and start using cushion scat andboister in deference to devotees' wishes

Ch. V.


Ganapatrao, father of Tatya Kote Patil passed away. Tatya Patil stopped sleeping in the Dwaraka mai with Baba.

Ch. VIII., K. D., P. 56.

1912, Feb. 25

Madhavrao Deshpande (Shama) left Shirdi to attend Kakasaheb Dixit's son's thread-ceremony at Nagpur. and Nanasaheb Chandorkar's son's wedding at Gwalior. From there accompanied by Appa Kote, he went on a pilgrimage to Mathura, Prayag, Ayodhya, Kashi and Gaya. At Gaya Madhavrao saw Baba's picture at the priest's house and was reminded of Baba's words, "After visiting Kashi and Prayag I would be ahead of Shama."

Ch. XLVI. K. D., P. 94

1912, Mar.15

Dadasaheb Khaparde returned to Amraoti. Mrs. Laxmibai Khaparde stayed behind.

Ch. XXVII. K. D., P. 113

1912, Ram-navami

Bala Buva Sutar, known as 'Modern Tukaram', wasinvited to perform Ram-navami Kirtan. When he bowed down in obeisance, Baba said, "I know this man since last 4 years". Bala Buva had never met Sai Baba before but 4 years ago at Bomba'y, he had prostrated before Baba's picture. Thus Baba proved to His devotees that seeing His picture was equivalent to seeing Him in person.

Chs. VI and XXXIII.

1912., April

First visit of Balaram Dhurandhar along with his brothers. Before they arrived Baba had expressed, "Today many of my Durbar people are coming". Baba offered Balaram 'Chillim, to smoke and since then his 6 year old asthma was cured for ever

Ch. L.

1912, Shravan 15

Guru-sthan padukas installed under the Neem Tree at. Shirdi

Ch. V


First visit of Mahadev Rao Sapatnekar of Akkalkot accompanied by his younger brother Pandit Rao. When Mahadev Rao prostrated before Baba, the latter shouted 'Chal hat' (Get away).



Baba gave at Dwaraka mai darshan of himself as Vitthal and Rakhumai of Pandharpur to the wife and mother of R. B. Purandare of Bandra.

D. E., P. 74.

1913, Ram-Navaimi

Bala Buva Satarkar performed Ram-Navami Kirtan at Shirdi and Baba gave him a gift of Rs.150/- for the Kirtan.

Ch. VI.

1913, May

Wamanrao Patel (Swami Sai Sharanananda ji) visited Shirdi again and this time stayed for 11 months. (Aged 24 - 25 Years.)

Sai Babane Sharane. (Gujarati).


Rao Bahadur Sathe got,a son by Baba's Grace at the age of 57 years.

C. and S., No. 540.


Sapatnekar of Akkalkot arrived at Shirdi again with wife and returned being blessed for begetting a son.


1914, Feb. 14

Mr.B.V. Deo(Memlatdar of Dahanu in Thane Distict) was charged by Baba for stealing His rag and after lot of abusing and scolding was favoured with instructionsto read Dnyaneshawari regularly every day as per Deo's desire.

Ch. XLI. Shri Sai Leela, Jan. 86

1914, Feb. 22

A Sadhak of Yoga (Swami Ram Baba) visited Shirdi and seeing Baba eating bread with onion got suspicious and disappointed. However Baba proved His power of omniscience by reading his mind and the Sadhak returned highly satisfied and blessed.

Ch. XXIII. Shri Sai Leela, June 87.

1914, April 2.

Before the year was over, Baba appeared to Deo in a dream and inquired if he understood Dnyaneshwari properly. Deo said 'No' and added that without Baba's Grace it will not be understood. Then Baba explained to Deo how to read it slowly and without making haste.

Ch. XLI.

1914, Ram-Navami

Das Ganu was ordained by Baba to perform. Ram-Navami Kirian at Shirdi every year.

Ch. VI

1914, Shravan

H. H. Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati (Tembe Swwni) left His mundane body at Garudeshwar on the banks of River Nannada in Gujarat. (Aged 80 years)

Ch. L.

1914. July 15

Kashinath Upasani left Shird! (total stay 3 years, 19 days) and proceeded towards Nagpur, Khadakpur etc.

 Sage of Sakuri by H. H. Narasimha Swam!, P.210.L.S.Vol.11, P. 271


Sai Baba 'suffered from asthma and was very weak. Yet He climbed over Radhakrishna Mai's roof with a ladder. Paid Rs. 2/- to the person bringing and placing the ladder.

Ch. XIX. D. E., P. 78. K. D., P. 123.

1915, Dec.

Balakram Mankar passed away at Shirdi.


1915, Dec.

Mrs. Tarkhad (wife of Babasaheb Tarkhad of Bandra) sent a pedha (ball of sweetmeat) which was already offered as naivedya and that too with Balakram's son Govindji who was in mourning. Yet Baba swallowed it with great eagerness and love

Ch. IX. 

1915, Dec. 30

Construction work of Butty's Wada was in progress

K. D., P. 123


Sai Baba made Das Ganu to do 'Nam-saptah and Kirtan' at Shirdi for a week

D. E., P. 127.


Radhakrishna Mai passed away. (Aged 35 years)

Bhagavan (M), P. 137. D.E., P.117.


Arrival of a Madrasi Bhajani Mela (Party of the Ramdasi Order)., Baba gave darshan to the chief's wife in the form of her beloved diety Shri Rama. The chief also got a dream and his attitude towards Baba was completely changed



Nephew of Dr. Mulky from Malegaon (District Nasik), suffering from tubercular bone-abcess, was fully cured by Sai Baba's Udi and his loving glance. The doctor himself visited Shirdi afterwards and became a staunch devotee of Shri Sai Baba.

Ch. XXXIV., D. E., P. 163.


Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) retired from Govt. service. On Guru Poumima Day while at Shirdi, Anna Chinchanikar pleaded before Baba for getting some other appointment for Hemadpant as his pension was quite insufficient and his family was growing.


1916, Vijaya Dashami

When in the evening Shirdi residents were returning from 'Simollanghan' ceremony (crossing of the border or limits village), Baba suddenly got into wild rage and taking off His head-dress, kafaffi and langota etc., tore them into pieces and threw them in the burning Dhuni before Him. The fire in the Dhuni became brighter and Baba stood there stark naked. Later when cooled down and dressed again Baba said, "This is My Simollanghan" and thus hinted at His departure from this world soon on Dassehra Day.



Ramchandra Dada Patil became seriously ill. One night. appearing before him, Baba told him that he would recover soon but Tatya Patil will die on Vijaya Dashami Day in 1918. Thus by substituting Tatya's name for His, Baba foretold His passing away.



Baba averted Gopal Narayan Ambadekar's effortof suicide by prompting him to read an appropriate incident from Akkalkot Swami's Chaiitra.



Parayana (study for 7 days) of Guru Charitra by one Mr.. Sathe (Not Rao Bahadur Sathe of Sathe Wada) and Baba's vision to him on the last day. Shama narrated to Hemadpant the story of Radbabai Deshmukh and Baba asking Hemad- pant to narrate the same to Him again blessed Hemadpant by pouring into his hands sugar-candy as prasad.

Chs. XVIII and XIX

1917, May19

Lokmanya Tilak arrived at Shird! with Dadasaheb Khaparde for Baba's Darshan.

K.D., P. 124. D. E., P. 118.


Haiibhau Karffik of Dahanu (District Thane) wished to offer. one more rupee to Baba while leaving Shirdi, but could not do so. On the way at Nasik, in the Kala Rama Temple another saint Narasing Maharaj demanded one rupee from him. Kaniik gave it willingly thinking that Baba was demanding the rupee he wanted to offer. at Shirdi.



Sai Baba appeared at thane (North of Born'bay) to inquire the well-being of Appasaheb Kulkarni's wife and children when the latter was away on tour. When Appasaheb returned. Baba not only fulfilled his desire of offering Rs. 10 as Dakshina but also favoured him by returning nine rupees consecrated by His touch.



Upasani Maharaj made Sakuri (near Rahata) his permanent residence. (Aged 47 years)

Sage of Sakuri By H.H Narasimha Swamiji, P.211


Rao Bahadur Moreshwar Pradhan purchased Lendi Baug and later presented it to Shirdi Sansthan'.

Pradha, P. 49

1918, April 1

At Vile Parle (East) (now suburb of Bombay) on Hanuman Road, Narayan Mahadev Thosar (later known as Narayan Ashrarn) built a Hanuman Temple. On the day it was consecrated, Baba paid Rs. 25 to a Brahmin named Waze and made him perform Shri Satya-narayan Pooja

D. E., P.63


Prof. G. G. Narke, son-in-law of Butty got a permanent job by Baba's Grace as Professor in the Engineering College at Pune

D. E.,. P.17

1918, August

Baba offered Hemadpant a glass of butter-milk and said, "Drink it all, you won't get such opportunity again


1918, Sep.9

Das Ganu wrote 'Shri Sai Stavan Manjaril at Maheshwar (Madhya Pradesh) on the banks of River Narmada.

Stavan Manjari (M), P. 159.

1918, Sept.28

Nath Panthi saint Rama-Maruti of Kalyan passed away.

Ch. XXXIV.Shri Sai Lecla(M),Sept 76

1918, Sept.28

Sai Baba had a slight attack of fever which lasted for 3- 4 days. Since then Baba abstained from food and day by day His weakness increased.

Prof. Narke's letter to Khaparde, dt. 5 Nov.

191 8.

 1918, Oct. 1

Baba asked a Brahmin devotee by name Waze to read 'Raum- Vijay' (by Sridhar Swami) and listened to it for 14 days.


1918,Oct. 8

A tiger met its death at the feet and presence of Sai Baba and was emancipated


1918Oct.,15, Tuesday.

On Vijaya Dashmi, Sai Baba left his mortal coil at about 2-30 p.m. Few minutes before, He gave Rs. 9/- as charity to Laxmibia Shinde.


1918, Oct. 16 Wednesday

Early morning Baba appeared to Das Ganu at Pandharpur, in dream and said, "The Dwaraka mai has collapsed and all the oilmen and grocers have troubled Me a lot. So I am leaving the place. Go there quickly and cover My body copiously With flowers".


1918,Oct.16 Wetdnesday

In the evening Baba's body was taken in procession through the Shirdi village and then interred in Butty Wada with due formalities

Prof. Narke's letter Dated

1918, Oct.27

On the 13th day Baba's devotees from all over gathered and funeral rites were performed by Balasaheb Bhate with. a feast to Brahmins and poor. Later Upasani accompanied by Bapusaheb Jog went to Prayag (Allahabad) and per- formed all the remaining obsequies on the banks of River Ganges

Prof. Narke's letter as above

1918, Oct. 27

A committee was formed to manage the worship of Sai Baba's Samadhi, comprising of 15 members with Shrimant. Bapusaheb Butty as the.Chairrnan.

Prof. Narke's letter as above

 1918, Oct.27

Nanavalli a great but quaint and queer devotee of Baba breathed his last. His samadhi is at the entrance of Lend! Baug. (Aged 70 years)

Ch. X., D. E., P. 181.

1918. Nov.5

Kbushalchand Sheth of Rahata passed away

Chs. VIII & XXX D. E, P 267.

1919, Jan.

Nanasaheb Nimonkar (Shankarrao Raghunath Deshpande and elderly cousin of Shama) passed away at Pune.

Ch. XII. D. E., P. 177.


Narayan Motiram Jani of Nasik used to visit Shirdi twice a year during Baba's life-time. After the passing away of Baba in 1918, Narayana rao wanted to visit Shirdi but could not do so due to his illness. Three years passed and then Baba coming out of a cellar appeared in his dream and assured him that he Would recover and within a week would be able to visit Shirdi. Accordingly Narayanrao visited Shirdi and Baba proved that He was ever alive and would appear before His devotees whenever required.



Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) was temporarily re- employed for 6 months on a special job as per Baba's words to Anna Chinchanikar earlier.

Ch. 111 (Note in Marathi Shri Sai Satchadta).


Shrimant Bapusaheb Buity who constructed the present Sainadhi Mandir passed away at Bombay.

Pradhan, AppX.II

1921 Aug. 21

 Nanasaheb Chandorkar passed away at Kalyan (Shravan Vadya 4) (Aged 61 years)

Brief life-story by B. V. Deo (M).


Shirdi Sansthan of Shri Sai Baba was formed. (Sanctioned by the District Judge of Ahmednagar under Sec. 92 of the Code of Civil Procedure.)

Pradban, Appx. II.

1922, Chitra

Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) commenced writing Ctiaitra 'Shri Sai Satcharita' in Marathi Ovi Verse.

Ch. 53 (Marathi).

1922, Sep.11 (Ekadashi)

Mhalsapati passed away. (Monday, Bbadrapad Vadya 11)

 L. S., Vol. II, P. 20, 26.

1923 April

First issue of 'Shri Sai leela (Marathi) magazine published (Editor Laxman Canesh alias Kaka Mahajani)

Shri Sai Leela (M), April 80.


Sathe Wada (present Guru-sthan area) purchased by Shri Navalkar whose successors presented it in 1939 to the Shirdi Sansthan.

Pradhan, P. 45.


Balara:m Dhurandhar of Santacruz (Bombay) passed away. (Aged 47)

Ch. L.


'Bhakti Saramrit' of Das Ganu published. (Ch. 26 about Baba's Guru Venkusha alias Gopalrao Deshmukh of Selu and Chs. 52 and 53 about Baba's early life.)

D. E., P. 30.


Bapusaheb Jog passed away at Sakuri. (Aged 70 years) (Samadhi near Datta Mandir at Sakuii.)


1926, July 5

Kakasaheb Dixit passed away while travelling in a local train at Bombay and talking to Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) about Baba's love for His devotees. Thus Baba carried out His promise to take Kaka in a viman (aeroplane) which means a happy ending and sadgati. (Aged 62 years)

Ch. L. L. S., Vol. Ill, P. 194.


Ganesh Damodar alias Dada Kelkar (Rao Bahadur Sathe's father-in-law) passed away.

D. E., P. 36.

1929, June

Annasaheb Dabholkar (Hemadpant) completed writing 'Shri Sai Satcharita' (52 Chapters only). An index giving the, contents of all the Chapters though promised could not be traced. This was later composed by Shri B. V. Deo (retired Mamlatdar mentioned in Chapters XL and XLI) and added as Ch. 53 in the Marathi Shri Sai Satcharita.

Epilogue to Marathi Shri Sai Satcharita Chs. 52 and 53.

1929, July 15

Annasaheb (Govind Raghunath) Dabholkar alias Hemadpant, the author of Shri Sai Satcharita in Marathi Ovi passed away at Bandra (Bombay). (Aged 70 years)

Ch. 53 (M).

1929, Aug. 28

Composer of 'Sagunopasana' Arati book, Shri K. A. Bhishma passed away at Mohra in Nagpur District.

Shri Sai Leela (M), Oct. 87.






H. H. Narasimha Swarniji started popularising Sai devotion by writing articles in 'The Sunday Times' at Madras and large number of devot" started pouring in at Shirdi especially from the South



Preface to D. E.


Laxman Ganesh alias Kaka Mahajani passed away.


1938, Jul 1

Dadasaheb Khaparde passed away at Amraoti. (Aged 84 years)

Chs.VII, XXVII., L. S., 11, Ch. 7.

1940, April 26

Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) passed away at Shirdi. (Thursday, Chaitra Vadya 4) (Aged 80 years)

Bhagavan (M), P. 110.

1940, June 29

Bapusaheb (Sakharam Balvant), advocate of Nasik, passed away due to heart-attack. (Aged 67 years)

C. h. XII. L. S., Vol. Ill, Ch. VI.

1941, Jan. 20

Damu Anna (Damodhar Savalaram Rasane) of Ahmednagar passed away. (Aged 89 years),

Ch. XXV., L.S., Vol III, Ch. 111.

1941, July 1

'All India Sai Samaj formed by H. H. Narasimha Swamiji at Madras.

Sai Sudha, Jun-July 91.

1941, Shravan vadya 12

Shri Narayan Maharaj of Kedgaon (District Pune) left His mortal coil at Bangalore. (Aged 56 years)


1941, Dec. 24

Upasani Maharaj left His mortal coil at Sakuri (near, Rahata).

Sage of Sakuri, P. 212.


Publication 'Shri Sai Leela' magazine was suspended till 1947 (3 years).


Tatya Kote Patil passed away.

Samadhi at Shirdi.


1946, Jan. 1


Shri Balkrishna V. Deo passed away (composer of index viz. Ch. 53 of Marathi Shii Sai Satcharita).


Chs. XL and. XLI. L. S., Vol. Ill, P. 197


Raghuvir Bhaskar Purandare of Bandra passed away.

D. E., P.72.L.5.,Vol. Ill, P.1, Ch. IX.

1951, Ram-Navami

In front of Baba's Sarnadhi in Butty Wada, a spacious Assembly Hall was constructed for ccommodating 400 to 500 devotees.

Inscription on the Assembly Hall.

1952, Sept. 29

'Kalash' (an ornamental pointed piece) of gold was fixed on the spire of the Samadhi Mandir.

Shri Sai Lecla (M), Oct.-Nov.-Dec. 52.

1953, July 14,

Wamanrao Patel adopted 'sanyas' ashram (abandonment of all worldly possessions and earthly affections) with the name. 'Shri Sai Sharanananda.'

Sai Babane Sharane (Gujarati), P. 380

1954, April

Abdul Baba passed away. (Aged 83 years)

L & S Ill, P. 173.

1954, Oct. 7

A big and beautiful marble statue of Sai Baba was installed behind Baba's Samadhi at the hands of Swami Sai Sharananandji.

Shri Sai Leela (M), April 8 1.

1956, Oct. 19

H. H. Narasimha Swamiji passed'away. (Aged 82 years)

1960, Nov. 6

Shirdi Sansthan's administration was taken over by the City Civil Court and a 'Court Receiver' was appointed.

1962, Oct. 23, Ekadashi

Das Ganu Maharaj passed away. (Kartik Vadya 11) (Aged 95 years)






Laxmibai Shinde whom Baba gave Rs. 9/- in charity just. before His Mahasamadhi, passed away.





Ramachandra Dada Patil passed away.

 Ch. XLII.


Avatar Meher Baba left His mortal coil. (Aged 75 years)

Sai Baba-The Perfect Master, P. 3.

1973, April

'Shri Sai Leela magazine separated in two different issues - one in Marati and the other in English and Hindi combined.

1976, July 23

Shri Mota Maharaj, great saint of Gujarat left His mortal coil. (Aged 78 years)

Shri Sai Leela, May 86.

1980, Jan 14


1982, Aug. 26

H. H. Radhakrishna Swamiji passed away at Bangalore. (Aged 74 years)

Swami Sai Sharananandj! (Wamanrao Patel) passed away at Ahmedabad. (Aged 93 years)



Sai BabaneSharne(Gujarati), P. 375.

1984, Aug. 16

 Administration of Shirdi Sansthan handed over to the Board of Trustees by the Court and Executive Officer appointed for day to day administration.

1988, Mar. 6, Mahashivratri

Swami Ram Baba left His mortal coil at Bombay. (127 years)

Shri Sai Leela, June 87.

1989, Sept. 1

New Board of trusts consisting of 25 members appointed.

1990, May 4

Foundation-stone of 'Sai Baba Bhakta Niwas-sthan' laid.


Size of 'Shri Sai Leela' magazine enlarged and converted in to a bi-monthly magazine.

---Lt. Col. M. B.. NIMBALKAR (Retd.)