June 19, 2018

Bhau Kalchuri joins His Beloved



Meherabad: 23 October 2013


Bhau Kalchuri

Avatar Meher Baba’s dearest Bhau, Baba’s intimate mandali member and the Chairman of His Trust, passed into Beloved Baba’s embrace on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013, at 11:17 p.m., faithful in love and service to his Master till the end. Bhau went to Baba in the Jehangir Hospital ICU in Pune, attended by his wife Rama, children Sheela and Mehernath, and very close family. He was 87 years old, and passed away due to a long illness complicated by recurrent infections. Bhauji’s family, and all at Meherazad, Meherabad and Meher Nazar join Baba lovers around the world in a united tribute to dearest Bhauji’s unforgettable life. He was the last remaining member of Baba’s Meherazad resident mandali, the Chairman of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust, and the author of numerous literary works about Meher Baba, including the twenty-volume biography Lord Meher, written at Baba’s order. Named Vir Singh Kalchuri and nicknamed “Bhau” (“brother” in Hindi) by Baba, Bhauji joined Baba in 1953 after receiving master degrees in Law, Chemistry and Agriculture. For many years he served as one of Baba’s night watchmen and it was during the hours of night watch that Baba first expressed His wish that Bhau begin writing poem-songs in Hindi, and later books and plays, for Baba’s pleasure.

After Baba dropped His body, Bhauji’s unique background in Law and Public Administration proved to be invaluable, from the early days of the Trust’s activities when Bhau became a trustee, through the past 17 years when he served as Chairman. Whether working day and night to solve a Trust difficulty, answering a pilgrim’s question, resolving a resident’s dilemma, or touring the Baba world in response to invitations from Baba centres in India and abroad, Bhauji gave extraordinary service to Baba through many different aspects. Even during his last illnesses, despite great discomfort Bhauji made efforts to give visitors his personal attention, loving wisdom and lively sessions of witty humour and song, as well as continuing his Sunday online “Chat” which was looked forward to and enjoyed by Baba-lovers around the world. Bhauji’s achievements for Baba’s Cause were legion. But like the men mandali who went before him, Bhauji will be remembered and honoured by posterity above all because of his loving, wholehearted, life-long surrender at the Feet of the Avatar of the Age, Beloved Meher Baba.

= The Trustees of the Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust
23 October 2013

Date: Tuesday, 8th October 2013
Subject: Bhau Health Update

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

On Wednesday, 2nd October, dear Bhauji was admitted to hospital due to signs of recurrent infection which had resulted in ever and loss of appetite. With antibiotics, proper nutrition and blood transfusions, Bhauji appeared to be improving daily.

However, yesterday, Monday, 7th October, Bhauji had an episode of respiratory distress, and he needed to be placed on a Ventilator to help him breathe.

This morning, Tuesday, 8th October, Bhauji’s family decided it would be best to shift him to a Pune hospital, where he will be received by his doctor who has treated him many times in the past. As there is no vacant room available in ICU today, it is most likely that the move will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, 9th October).

We will keep you posted on dear Bhauji’s progress.

Jai Baba!

Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust
Tuesday, 8th October, 2013

Date: Thursday, 3 October 2013
Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!
Dearest worldwide family of Beloved Baba,

Our dearest Bhauji was again taken to Noble Hospital yesterday, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013. He was moved by ambulance from Sheela and David Fenster’s home in Meherabad and was admitted into a private room at about 10:30 a.m

He was shifted to ICU in the early evening of 2nd October. His condition is stable.

No visitors are requested by the ICU staff and family at this time. More details will be provided as soon as possible.

The love and prayers to Beloved Baba of all Baba’s family worldwide are very precious to Bhauji, his family members and his Team. Bhauji remains completely surrendered to the Wish and Will of His Beloved.

Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Avatar Meher Baba Trust Compound
Meher Nazar
Ahmednagar, M.S. India
Thursday, 3rd October 2013

Bhauji recovering. Discharged from Hospital – 26.08.2013

Dear Baba-family,

Today’s welcome news is that Bhauji has been discharged from the Noble Hospital, with approval of his doctors. He has gone to the home of his daughter, Sheela Fenster, in Meherabad to recover further from his serious illness.

Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai!

Avatar Meher Baba PPC Trust
26 August 2013

Subject: Bhau Update
Date: Sunday, 11th August 2013

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Dearest Beloved Baba’s Worldwide Family,

Our dearest Bhauji was taken by ambulance from the Trust Compound and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Noble Hospital in Ahmednagar on Saturday, 10th August at about 12:00 noon.

He is resting comfortably and peacefully. When awake, he is alert, though speaking very little. He is receiving excellent care from the specialists and all the medical staff there.

From his previous stays in Noble ICU, the staff is well aware of Bhauji’s connection with Meher Baba, and what a special patient and unique being Bhauji is. He has been received very lovingly in this very good hospital (which has a temple for Shirdi Sai Baba on an upper floor.) He has been smiling a lot since he arrived there!

At home, Bhauji had remained mostly in bed for more than a month, and was recovering slowly from a urinary tract infection and kidney complications. However, in the last few days he developed a candida yeast infection in his mouth and throat, which made it painful and impossible for him to eat or drink. He required intravenous fluids urgently. After the first IV administered in his bedroom at home failed and needed replacement, Bhau’s family members made the decision to take him to the hospital. His daughter Sheela asked Bhauji’s permission to take him there, and he readily gave it.

Bhauji is still suffering from infections and is being treated with antibiotics. He has great weakness in his right hand and right leg – perhaps a regression, due to his present debilitated state, to the symptoms of stroke which he suffered in January 2011. Exercise and massage is being given and some improvement is noted.

It seems to all that Bhauji is very conscious and aware of all that is going on around him, and responds to questions or greetings with “Yes,” or “No,” through gesture or words, and occasionally says, “Jai Baba.”

We hope that Bhauji is able to return home soon. He is Baba’s Kshatriya “Warrior Class” Mandali and Beloved Baba is the Captain of the Ship!

It so happened that yesterday all the Trustees were gathered for an informal meeting at the Trust Compound, and many pilgrims had come on the bus hoping for a glimpse of, or a “Jai Baba!” from, Bhauji. All were present to gather around the ambulance as he departed for hospital, and showered their love with a resounding “AVATAR MEHER BABA KI JAI!”

With all love and Jai Baba to you,

In His Love and Service,

Mother C (Creator [Janice])

Bhauji’s Office
Trust Compound
Meher Nazar
King’s Road
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India


Meher Nazar
24th July 2013

Jai Meher Baba ~

We are happy to report that dear Bhauji is steadily improving. Because of the seriousness of his illness his recuperation is
slow but he daily shows signs of recovery. His kidneys continue to improve, his infection also appears to be under control and
he is more alert and responsive to his family and his team.

By Baba’s Grace we will continue to bring encouraging news to all of you whose prayers and good wishes are deeply
appreciated by Bhauji and all those caring for him.

We will keep in touch as always.

In Beloved Baba’s Love,
Bhauji’s medical team

Meher Nazar
12th July 2013
Jai Meher Baba ~

Dear Bhauji’s condition appears to be improving despite the lab tests which indicate his kidneys are impaired. The infection
shows signs of responding to the antibiotics and as a result, he is able to eat more of the delicious meals lovingly cooked for him by Rama and Raj, and to be more interactive with those around him. However, Bhauji is very weak and exhausted from battling the infection and spends most of each day asleep in his own bed.

We are happy to report that almost all of Bhauji’s family have arrived from America and Australia. He is surrounded by their love as well as the love of all his caregivers, medical team and concerned hearts around the world who send their prayers daily.

We feel relieved to see our dear Bhauji emerging from this serious illness but as the status of his kidneys is still in question, we watch over his health with measured optimism.

We will keep you in touch.

With much love in Beloved Baba to all,
Bhauji’s family, medical team and caregivers

Meher Nazar
10th July 2013

Jai Meher Baba ~

We are happy to report that dear Bhauji’s condition seems to be improving. Today he is awake, alert, talking a little more and was even able to take a bath. He appears to be slowly emerging from his internal seclusion of the last few days.

Bhauji continues to receive antibiotics and fluids through the IV and is also able to drink and eat a little more with each advancing day. As always, all his family, doctors and caregivers lovingly attend to dear Bhauji’s every need.

Bhauji’s son, Mehernath, and his wife, Raj, returned at 7 am this morning. Bhauji was awake to greet them and even able to take tea from Raj’s hand and breakfast from his wife, Rama. Bhauji’s daughter, Sheela, returns on Saturday, the 13th, so soon he will have all his family around him. By Baba’s Grace they will find him much improved.

We are, of course, encouraged by the progress Bhauji appears to be making on the medications and fluids, however, we know that his recovery is truly in Beloved Baba’s Hands. We will continue to do our best to care for dear Bhauji and leave the results to Him.

Your love and heartful prayers have been a ballast for dear Bhauji and all those absorbed in his care.

We will keep you informed of Bhauji’s condition.

In Beloved Baba’s Love,
Dr. Anne Moreigne, Bhauji’s family, medical team and caregivers

Meher Nazar
July 8, 2013

Jai Meher Baba ~

We are writing to inform you that dear Bhauji is presently undergoing treatment for a very serious urinary tract infection. Over the past few years he has been repeatedly troubled by urinary infections which have improved with antibiotic treatment. Although he is receiving the proper IV antibiotics, this time Bhauji does not appear to be recovering as he usually does. Bhauji still sits up in his wheelchair, eats and drinks his daily fare but now his eyes remain mostly closed even when spoken to. He is becoming more withdrawn each day and seems to be turning inward towards His Beloved.

From the beginning Bhauji has made it clear that it is his wish to remain in the comfort of his own room – not to be admitted to hospital. He is receiving the advice of many good doctors, including a local nephrologist (kidney doctor) who has visited Bhauji several times despite his strict policy of “no home visits”. He is surrounded by the love and care of his wife, Rama, as well as doctors, nurses and of course his devoted team of caregivers and he has been in touch with his children in America by phone. According to his caregivers Bhauji told them the other day, “Everything is done in the proper way. Everything is properly arranged.”

As you may know, Bhauji has been critically ill recurrently over the years. And during many of these episodes it appeared that he was close to his much-desired reunion with his Beloved. So it is difficult to say whether this will be one of those times when he reaches the frontier and turns back, or not. We only know that he is in Beloved Baba’s Hands, as always attentive to His Wish and Will.

We will keep you informed of Bhauji’s progress.

Sending love in Him to all of you from all of us,
Dr. Anne Moreigne, Bhauji’s family, medical team and caregivers
July 8th /2013

Old Posting about Bhau ji’s ill Health in Past

Dear friends,

On Tuesday night, 19th July 2011, Bhauji had to be admitted in hospital.

He had a severe chest infection and the constant coughing had strained his heart.

He is in ICU, responding to the treatment, resting, alert but very tired.His usual team of helpers are with him day and night.

Visitors are not allowed at this point.

We will keep you informed of his progress.

Jai Meher Baba!
Dr Anne

Meher Nazar
Trust Compound
Sunday, 23rd January 2011

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Dear Baba family and friends worldwide,

We apologize for the long delay in communication. Bhauji is resting a great deal, and as a result, he is still slowly and steadily making progress in recovery from his partial stroke of 5 January, 2011. Some health details are given below, but this important announcement about Amartithi comes first.

It is with resignation to Baba’s wish that we inform all that Bhauji will not be coming to Meherabad during Amartithi, nor will he be meeting pilgrims in the Trust Compound. Doctors, family and team all agree that because of the over-stimulation, stress, and physical discomfort of Amartithi, any attendance at the Hill programme, at Samadhi, or at his “Cheap Organizer’s” Office in Lower Meherabad would be too much for him. He has had a heart attack and stroke this year and such a strenuous effort could cause a relapse. For the same reasons, he will not be able to meet visitors at the Trust Compound during the Amartithi programme.

At the moment, Bhauji seems to be contented to hear the short reports of Amartithi activity which have come his way. We sense his confidence and faith in the magnificent work and selfless service of the Meherabad resident and volunteer teams, who have had such long experience in the preparation and running of the gathering under his over-all guidance as Chairman, and with Beloved Baba always in charge.

Regarding Bhauji’s health: Dr. Gus and Dr. Anne have been impressed by his rate of recovery. For some days he has been able to walk 7 or 8 steps from his wheelchair to his bed, with support on both sides as usual. His right leg is stronger, and he can stand without apparent difficulty for several minutes. He is also able to walk a few steps, with help, from his wheelchair to his bath chair, and do some arm and foot exercises while seated. He uses both hands and arms very well and can eat by himself, hold and read the many loving cards with photos that have been sent, and sign his name beautifully! as he did on the copies of the 2011 Amartithi Message (compiled from his messages from 2002 to 2010) to be read out by a Trustee on 31 January before the silence.

He is taking long naps in the day but is spending many hours also sitting in his wheelchair, getting massage, listening to letters and readings from Mehera Meher or Growing Up with God or “Bhau-less” internet chat transcripts, reading cards and looking at accompanying photos, hearing Rama’s bhajans and ghazals which she comes to sing most evenings, having short talks in Hindi with Mehernath, Sheela, Raj, Zubin or office staff, and happily communing with Baba’s photos on the walls of his room, or Baba in his heart, in silence. The office staff still comes each day at quarter to six p.m. to recite prayers from all different religions and to lightheartedly report the day’s number in the “5-7-11” mantra rotation! He has yet to show any inclination to go outside, though we have rehearsed the wheelchair-carry (too narrow for a ramp) for the time he is ready to see the sun.

Bhau’s words and speech are very clear, by His Grace, though Hindi words often spring up first. However, he is keeping much silence and seems very contented and happy with Baba, even blissful at times. When he does talk, it is usually in response to questions and very brief. But occasionally he volunteers very economical and distilled sentences which resonate with awareness, significance or his unique wit.

Looking at someone’s T-shirt which said “Live Simply,” he read it out loud, and added, repeating three times, “Don’t expect anything from the Beloved.”

Studying a funny photo-birthday card from Jeff and Cindy Lowe, showing their faces PhotoShopped onto Vietnamese costumes (with Cindy in Cossack-like hat), he said, “They look really….Russian!”

As several of the team members sat with him quietly, one remarked, “Like the scorpion in your night-watchman story: we are looking at you, and you are looking at us.”

Bhauji smiled very sweetly and said, “We might bite each other,” as we dissolved in laughter.

When asked, “Are you happy about this?” his reply was, “Nowadays I am happy all the time.”

And when someone queried, “Will this be good?” his answer was, “Between good and bad, there is no difference.”

Wonderful care has been given from the Meherabad medical team and other residents who have stepped up with love and dedication. Dr. Anne and Dr. Gus see him regularly, Shelley has come several times from Meherazad for physical therapy sessions and team training, and nurses Douglas Hare, Martin Herda, Laura Darnell, and Malinda McCullough have provided 24-hour nursing support to Bhauji and his grateful usual team.

By Baba’s unfathomable design, Khanbahadur Munsiff aka Shaheen Khorsandi, Bhau’s usual number one attendant, was forced to shift to Meherabad only a day or so after Bhauji’s stroke, because he had contracted hepatitis, was very run down and was feared contagious! He has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, has been resting at the Meherabad Hospital and is much better now. Naturally he is anxious to return to duty, but Dr. Anne wants him to be fully strong and recovered before he comes back to the Trust Compound. In the meantime, wonderful night-time paired teams of Martin Herda (Divine Hitler) with Abbas Ki Ani, and Amir Hussein Bahreman with Bob Fredericks have done night-duty in his stead. Iraj Namiranian (from Seattle) has been attending every day, with one day relief from Jessie Massa. Mothers T (Toktam Abouzary), C (Janice Rieman) Joy (Chiana Cloudtree), P Squared (Joanna Tompkin) and temporary Trust Compound resident pilgrims Queen of Australia Katie Pye and “Maharani” Mitra Namiraninan round out the fortunate care team.

Thank you all for the loving birthday and get-well cards with photos which have been sent by hand or snail mail, thank you for forgiving our big delays in acknowledgements, thank you for not sending emails unless an emergency, thank you for your loving prayers and well-wishes through the inner net. Baba is shining like the sun through Bhauji! Don’t worry, be happy.

In Beloved Baba’s Love,

Mother C (Creator [Janice]) / Bhauji’s team

Wednesday, 12th January 2011 (Bhau’s Brithday Eve)


Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Dear friends of Beloved Baba’s Bhauji,

Because of Bhauji’s recent stroke, he will be having a very, very quiet and restful birthday tomorrow, Thursday, 13 January. He is improving slowly, but his doctors, family and teams agree that he still should not meet or greet any visitors and that full rest is best. There is no event, celebration or party planned at the Trust Compound or Meherabad.

We know this is sad and disappointing for some, but please let real love prevail so he can heal.

It makes the team’s work more difficult and distracts from our care of Bhauji to have to turn people away.

Please help us by not coming to the Trust Compound at all, and know that he feels your love and receives your beautiful wishes and prayers.

Please celebrate amongst yourselves at Meherabad or anywhere if you wish to and send the happy song from your hearts to his. You could honor his birthday with a card sent by post (please not in person or by email – see previous email for suggestions), or a donation to Avatar Meher Baba Trust! or with your loving service for Baba’s Amartithi and His Birthday.

In Beloved Baba’s Love and Service,

Bhauji’s Team

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

10 January 2011

Dear Beloved Baba?s Meherabad, Meherazad, Meher Nazar Trust Compound and worldwide family, Our apologies to those who did not receive the first message about Bhauji?s health sent on 7 January.? A severed phone/ internet cable prevented us from sending the announcement to you as usual on Tavern Talk.

Last week, dear Bhauji suffered a stroke. His doctors and family decided it was better to keep him at home instead of in a hospital. He is cared for by his usual team, and the Meherabad and Meherazad medical staff. He has been making small progress everyday. ?He can now feed himself. He is able to take a few steps, with the help of his trusted assistants, and he surprises his attendants by saying more words and phrases. ?But the fact remains that he has had a stroke, and he is very weak. ?He needs to be allowed to go to sleep whenever he feels like it; ?and his team needs to be focused on his care and maintaining a calm atmosphere around him.

Please understand that visits are not possible at the moment, even on Bhauji?s coming birthday.? The best gift we can offer is to give him undisturbed time and quiet so he can recover better.

Please note that the caretakers cannot take phone calls. ?Remember the ?inner net? is always working to transmit our love and prayers.? We will keep you informed.

In Beloved Baba?s Service,

Dr Anne

Subject: Bhau Health Update Date: Friday, 7th January 2011

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

Dear Beloved Meher Baba’s worldwide family,

Bhauji, Beloved Baba’s Mandali, our brother and dear friend, suffered a stroke early on Wednesday 4th January 2011. His right side was partially paralyzed and he had difficulty speaking. By Beloved Baba’s grace, he is already somewhat better. He is now able to speak a few words and is moving with assistance. There is hope of further recovery but he needs a great deal of rest. He also has much weakness in his legs at the moment. He is fully conscious and alert, occasionally smiling. Generally speaking, he looks good. His famous and endearing self still shines through!

Dr. Anne and Dr. Gus, in consultation with other doctors and family, felt that he would get the best possible care and would be most comfortable at home, so he was not hospitalized. He is resting and recuperating in his room/office at the Trust Compound. He is being attended to by the medical team from Meherabad and Meherazad, his family and his team.

We regret that for the time being, Bhauji’s Meher Pilgrim Center talks and Sunday Internet Chats are canceled.

Please help in his recovery by sending your loving wishes and prayers via the “INNER-NET,” rather than by email or snail mail.

Also, he will not be able to have visitors for some time.

With much love in Beloved Baba,

Bhauji’s team

Date: Tuesday, 26th October 2010

From Bhau’s Team:

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba

Dear ones of Beloved Meher Babas worldwide family,

By His Grace, Bhauji was discharged from Noble Hospital in Ahmednagar on Saturday afternoon, 23rd October. He returned home to the Trust Compound, Meher Nazar, and is now under the care of Dr. Gus (as Dr. Anne is out of town). Rest is necessary, some adjustments in medication, and renewed dietary restrictions are in effect, and walking and exercise are still advised.

If he feels well and has rested enough, it is anticipated that he will come to Meherabad for his talk at the Pilgrim Center on Friday, 29th October. He was delighted that his son, Mehernath, and daughter, Sheela, gave talks in his place on Friday, 22nd and Monday, 25th October, and appreciates all who attended.

On Saturday morning, Bhau went in his wheelchair to the fourth floor of Noble Hospital to visit the lovely shrine of Sai Baba and pay his respects. Many of the staff were very taken with Bhauji, of course, feeling Baba’s love and presence. There were many rich conversations about Sai Baba and Meher Baba during his stay.

On Sunday, 24th October, in his amazing rebound fashion (and against doctor’s advice to take complete rest!), Bhau held his weekly internet chat from the Trust Office for almost two hours. Dr. Satish Sonawane, the young oncologist/surgeon who gave him excellent treatment and care in the hospital, accepted Bhau’s invitation to the chat, in spite of his very busy schedule. He came in person, stayed for almost an hour, and received much praise from Bhauji, as did all the other staff of Noble Hospital who cared lovingly for him – Dr. Marcia Warren, cardiologist Dr. Kandekar, general surgeon Dr. Gadekar, Dr. Nagpure, Dr. Sarunke and all the sisters and brothers (nurses) and the other staff members of the Intensive Care Unit.

(We poignantly recalled that Heather-Erico were cared for in the same ICU last year.)

Naturally, Bhau was quite exhausted on Monday and slept for much of the day. Today he is still very tired and weak, but has done his correspondence (which he dutifully and joyfully continued every day in hospital), visited with Trustees and a few leaving pilgrims, family and close friends, had a nice phone conversation with dear Meherwan at Meherazad, and cautiously resumed other Trust work.

Bhau, his family and his team send loving thanks to all for their prayers and silent outpouring of love. Please note that he should continue to rest this week, so please communicate via the Inner-net of the heart, and keep emails and visits to a minimum. Thank you!

Jai Ho! Jai Ho!! Jai Ho!!!

With all love and Jai Babas to you

In His Love and Service

Bhau’s Team

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai!

22nd October, 2010

Dear Baba Community,

Bhau continues to be in the hospital in Ahmednagar, but his condition has substantially improved. The intestinal obstruction has resolved, and he is drinking clear fluids and eating small amounts of soft food. If all continues to go well, his doctor plans to discharge him Saturday afternoon. He is still in the intensive care unit because he can be monitored there more closely. His heart condition, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. are quite stable, and Baba willing, he will go home as planned. He remains weak and will need some time to continue to recover.

Thank you for your loving prayers and wishes. Please send them via the INNERnet and from your hearts – not by letter or email. He is too weak and cannot receive phone calls. This will be the best help to Bhauji and his team.

Please remember that NO VISITORS should come to the hospital, since Bhauji is still in the Intensive Care Unit.

In Beloved Baba’s service,

Dr. Gus

20 October 2010

Dear Baba community,

This is Bhau’s fourth hospital day, and he continues to make slow and steady progress. He is at a very good hospital in Ahmednagar and is under the care of the senior cardiologist, a very good surgeon and internist. They are pleased with his progress and there are no dangerous symptoms or complications at present. No surgery is planned nor thought necessary. The intestinal obstruction has begun to resolve, and Bhauji is more comfortable. His abdominal swelling has considerably reduced. He is also assisted with great care by a group of dedicated and loving volunteers.

He is able to get out of bed and take only a few steps but occasionally sits up to hear and respond to essential e-mails. However, he remains quite weak and still can not take any food but takes small sips of fluid by mouth. He is recovering, and Baba willing, it should not be long before he returns home.

Thank you for your loving prayers and wishes – please send them via the INNER-net and from your hearts – and not by letter or email. Bhau is too weak and cannot receive phone calls. This will be the best help to Bhauji and his team.

Please remember that NO VISITORS should come to the hospital since Bhauji is still in Intensive Care Unit.

In Beloved Baba’s service,

Dr. Gus

18 October 2010, Monday morning.

Jai Baba!

Dear ones of Beloved Baba’s worldwide family,

Many of you have heard that Bhauji has not been well and that his Sunday internet chat had to be cancelled.

We are happy to report that he is now improving in hospital and hopefully will be home soon.

Early Saturday morning, 16 October, he felt unwell and Saturday spent the day and night in bed with Dr. Anne and team trying to help him recover at home from his intestinal obstruction. This is a similar type of illness (because of his prior colon cancer and colostomy) which he has suffered recurrently over the past 15 years. On Sunday morning it was decided by Dr. Anne (in consultation with Dr. Gus at Meherabad, his Pune doctor and his family) to take him to the good new local hospital, Noble Hospital, in Ahmednagar. This was in order to stabilize him and be able to monitor him so that the obstruction could safely resolve.

He had a fairly restful night, and is in good spirits as only Warrior Class Bhauji can be! There will be more tests today.

Thank you for your loving prayers and wishes – please send them by inner net and from your heart – and not by letter, email or phone. This will be the best help to Bhauji and his team.

In Beloved Baba’s All-Compassionate Love,
Mother C/Janice for Bhau and team.

Please note NO VISITORS at the hospital as Bhauji is in Intensive Care Unit. Thank you and Jai Baba!

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Beloved Avatar Meher Baba

Dear ones of Beloved Meher Baba’s worldwide family,

Thank you for your loving wishes and prayers for Bhauji. We are happy to let you know that Bhau is like himself again.

On Monday he slept and rested a lot. On Tuesday, he was regretting that he could not go to Dhuni. Today, he resumed his busy routine of correspondence, Trust work, and meeting pilgrims and other Baba lovers in his office-room. Dr. Anne, with the help of nurse Laura Darnell, has been attending to him each day. By Baba’s Grace, there are no apparent after-effects of the transient mini-stroke he suffered during his Internet chat on Sunday night.

As Bhau wrote in emails to dear ones today:


Now my age is old, so such things may come. It happens, but I don’t worry. I request you – please, don’t worry for me. I am all right.

Thank you very much for your prayer to Beloved Baba. It is good that you did it for me. This prayer touches my heart, because it comes from your heart.

With all love and Jai Baba to you,

In His Love and Service,



Bhau will go to Meherabad on Friday, 15th October for his talk. Because of the large groups coming from around India for Baba’s New Life celebration the following day, his talk will be given in the Theatre (Hostel A) in Lower Meherabad and not at the Meher Pilgrim Centre.

A special message for Meher Baba’s New Life Day will be sent out soon.

Jai Baba!

With all Love and Jai Baba to you,

Bhau’s Team

Date: Monday, 11th October 2010

Subject: Report from Dr. Anne Moreigne about Bhauji’s illness on Sunday, 10 October evening

Bhau Kalchuri

Around 6 p.m. yesterday evening, while he was doing his Internet chat, Bhauji experienced difficulties finding his words. The chat had to be stopped abruptly. Bhauji was checked by his team and by Dr Anne. His condition improved rapidly, to the point that he wanted to resume his chat and was clearly unhappy when Dr Anne, supported by all present, refused to allow him to do so.

Bhauji has had such mini-strokes in the past. Once more, we are lucky that this one was minor and transient. The fact that dear Bhauji is still with us, able to tell us the stories of his life with Baba, despite the long list of his ailments, is in itself a minor medical miracle.

Let us remember to be grateful for this and not worry about the rest!

In Baba’s Love and Training,

Bhau’s Team and Dr. Anne