Diary of Kalemama (Ramchandra Bapuji Kale)
Ramchandra Bapuji Kale or R.B. Kale
He was commonly knows as Kalemama in Meher Baba’s circle. He was Meher Baba’s close companion and one of the earliest Mandali, since 1926. A Civil Engineer by Profession, Kalemama held a number of responsible positions in Maharastra Govt services, as Chief Executive Officer of Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, Estate Engineer and Secretary at Dhule etc. Kalemama was one of those rare disciples of Baba who also had the rare opportunity to meet Shri Sai Baba, Shri Upasni Maharaj and Shri Narayan Maharaj, a number of times. The Wedding of one of Shri Sai Baba’s very well known disciple Mr. Bhate’s daughter was proposed with Kalemama’s elder brother Anna ji. Shri Sai Baba called the families to Shirdi, and Kalemama spent his Winter holidays at the Shirdi Ashram in 1910. Kalemama along with Mrs. Kalemama and Murli came to settle at Meherabad Ashram after accepting Meher Baba as their spiritual guide. Kalemama being a civil engineer supervised a number of construction activities at Maherabad. Mrs. Kalemama passed away at Meherabad in 1932 and Kalemama on 16 Sep,1954.
Kalemama wrote this diary after he met Meher Baba (1926) and started living with him as his close Mandali or inner circle of disciples. Kalemama met Shri Narayan Maharaj (1908), Shri Sai Baba (1910-1911) and Shri Upasni Maharaj and Meher Baba (1927 onward). His diary pages are his personal notes written in his native language Marathi (India), recording the factual details about his meeting with the great masters. These pages are a great insight on the life of those Spiritual beings who are now worshiped as Perfect Masters of their time, and the lives of their disciples.
For a brief translated English version of Kalemama’s story from the original diary pages, follow the link to Bhopal Center web site link below …
- Search Lord Meher for Kalemama
- Search Lord Meher for Murli
- Kalemama’s Story English version.
- Kalemama’s story published in Saidarbar.org