In April 1917, in the Sion township of Bombay, an ardent devotee of Upasni Maharaj invited the Master to attend the foundation-laying ceremony of a medical dispensary he was opening for the poor. Upasni, with many of his followers, graced the occasion and sent word for Merwan to meet him there. It was during this occasion that Merwan met for the first time a disciple of Upasni’s named Gustad Nusserwanji Hansotia. During their conversation, Merwan’s remarkable insights had a deep impression upon Gustadji and he wanted to know more of what Merwan had to say about spiritual matters. However, Merwan left Bombay that same day, much to Gustadji’s disappointment.
Lord Meher, Original ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 1, p. 236.