On Sunday, October 8th, (1967) as desired by Baba, Kishanchand Gajwani, Sohrabji Siganporia, Jal Dastur and Kishore Mistry came to Meherazad from Bombay. An International Tourist Fair was to open in Bombay on October 30th, and after reading about what Canadian lovers had done at the Montreal Expo, Siganporia was inspired to set up a similar booth at this fair. Baba gave his encouragement, and with the help of Dr. Ram Ginde, Jim Mistry, Nariman, Arnavaz and all the Bombay lovers, a booth was set up and a small booklet entitled “Who Is Meher Baba?” was printed, along with the Universal Message in different Indian languages.

Baba himself had perused the material to be included in the booklet. To the first question, “Who is Meher Baba?” he dictated this answer: “He is the essence of your very being which provokes you to ask this question.”

Baba instructed them about this project and other work in Bombay and expressed his pleasure with Gajwani for his having arranged the three qawaali sessions in Meherazad in September. Baba asked him to prepare two more music programs with Jaipuri Qawaal for November and February. The group then departed.

Baba sent Adi Sr., Sarosh and Viloo to open the booth devoted to Baba at the Bombay fair. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi officially inaugurated the fair and rode around it in an open jeep. When she neared the booth, Gajwani went up and drew her attention to the large sign above it which read: “Avatar Meher Baba The Awakener.” Indira Gandhi apparently responded with some interest and bowed to Baba’s portrait, as she rode by.

Lord Meher, Bhau Kalchuri, Original Publication, Vol. 20 p. 6540.