was a Jnani, trikalagna, siddha, yogi and samskartha - all rolled into one. He
utilised each one of the facets of his multi-dimensional personality for the
right cause at the right time. The miracles he made raised him to the highest
pedestal. This simple
Baba of Shridi became a marvel of the modern India, and a symbol of Hindu Muslim
unity in a characteristic way that he has no parallels but himself. His
favourite chant was 'Alla Malik' and it worked wonders, when uttered. Listen! He
arranged for the conduct of Sandal Procession, an important Muslim festival on
the Sri Rama Navami day. None grumbled. His world is filled with devout people
of all religious and races. All belonged to him in as much as he belonged to
them all, who held him in highest esteem calling as the saviour. He deliberately
concealed his true identity, say, openly refused to disclose his origin, when
forced by the judicial authority once. Hindu-Muslim unity was his sole concern.
His followers - Hindus and Muslims became an impregnable single entity that they
lived and moved in an atmosphere of perfect equality. They celebrated all
festivals together without clash. He lived in a mosque, but allowed the burning
of oil lamps, contrary to Islam tradition, round the clock throughout his life.
Moreover, ringing of bells and blowing of conches were the routine practices
there. All inside the Mosque. What an amity! Can toleration find any better
advocate in anyone or anywhere? See! Bakrid on Diwali day, Ugadi on Ramzan. In
this, he out stepped Kabir, whom he revered as Guru. Ram is Rahim and Rahim is
Ram. Nothing more nor less. All listened to this and implemented its spirit
thus. His message is simple and couched in the simplest diction. His clarion
call to his devotees is nothing but absolute and abiding faith in him only.