A Tribute to A Loving Devotee of Sai - Dr D J Gadhia
It is with great sadness we inform you of the sudden demise of Dr. Dhirubhai J Gadhia who was a much loved and long standing devotee of Bhagavan Shri Sathya Sai Baba. After a very brief and sudden illness he merged with Swami this morning at around 9.30 am UK time.
Dr. Gadhia who penned the book 'SAI SMARAN' had been with Swami since 1960 and had shared many wonderful times at the Divine Lotus Feet of Bhagavan.
Dr. Gadhia was born in
After qualifying (M.B.B.S.) and with Baba's blessings, Dr Gadhia travelled to
Always inspired by Sai Baba, he dedicated himself to serving the people everywhere — in Mangalore,
In 1968, Baba asked him to return to
In May 1974 he was miraculously rescued by Baba after a serious car accident near Arusha. In 1978 he was still suffering from severe pain and disability due to the injuries sustained in the accident and, during a visit to
Dr Gadhia had surrendered himself as a loving servant of God. For this reason he referred to himself as SAI CHARAN DASANU DAS, which means 'the servant of all devotees at the Feet of Lord Sai.'
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba had transformed him forty years ago and made him an instrument for his selfless love for all - Dr D J Gadhia had been promoting, at the grassroots level in all continents, Sai Baba's message of Love and Service to Humanity. He was therefore an instrument that had brought many thousands of people to Beloved Swami.
Dear brothers and sisters, let us all offer our sincere and heartfelt prayers to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to shower courage and strength to his wife Nandaben and the Gadhia family to bear this enormous loss.
May his blessed soul find peace at the Lotus Feet of Swami.