I was posted at Ferozepur as a Major in my unit. One day I got
a telegram from my parents who are settled in Ludhiana that I had
been blessed with a daughter. I took leave accordingly for few days.
One Captain of our unit was to proceed on temporary duty to Jalandhar
and I accompanied him upto Ludhiana in a jeep.
On our way, we noticed a large crowd of people on Fereozpur-Ludhiana
road, few miles ahead of Jagraon. On asking, our driver told us
that these people in large number were proceeding towards a great
place of pilgrimage, where a great and famous saint had accomplished
an unprecedented and unique Tapasaya. The day being Puranmasi, they
will keep awake for the whole night, listening to Holy Kirtan. Our
driver further told us that he had visited the place and that this
holy place was unique by itself. We were in no hurry and we thought
of paying homage at the holy place. Our driver took the jeep there
and after alighting, we went inside.
We took a round (parikarmya) of the Holy Shrine and we wanted to
then step down the underground Holy dwelling of the Great Saint,
where SachKhand was located. We were stopped by the Sewadar standing
at the entrance and he asked us to carefully read the board displayed
there. He explained to us that we will have to do prayers for at
least one month in one of the prescribed manners to have the darshans
of SachKhand. We regretted our inability to do so and were about
to leave, when that sewadar realising that we being Army officers
may not be able to do a month long Path, permitted us to go inside.
We had darshans of the Holy SachKhand. And after that went inside
the adjoining underground Bhoras. I bowed my head in total humility
on the sacred footwear of the Great Saint, which was kept at a place
where Mahan Babaji used to sit on a chair after taking bath. After
paying our homage at the Holy SachKhand, we left for Ludhiana.
After few days, I fell sick. My condition kept on worsening day-by-day.
When treatment did not respond, our family doctor advised the family
to shift me immediately to Military Hospital Jalandhar.
I was accordingly admitted in Military Hospital Jalandhar and there
my condition deteriorated further and I went into a coma. I remained
in coma for few days. I was put on the SI and DI list and the concerned
authorities were accordingly informed. The doctors had given up
all hope for my survival. I could not be revived from coma for three
Then suddenly on the 21st day counting from my daughter's birth,
I had a wonderfully revealing vision in my advanced state of coma.
At that time, the doctors and my family members were awaiting my
An angelic like Divine Personality clad in snow- white clothes
was descending from the Heavens towards me in the splendour of Divine
Light. When the Divinity approached me a wonderful oracle (Akashbani)
was heard by me that He was Baba Nand Singh Ji Maharaj of Kaleran
at whose Holy Footwear I had touched my forehead and had paid my
homage. He stood on the side of my bed and the Nectar started flowing
from His Holy Lips as follows:
Arise and Recite the Name of Ram.
Ram was repeated thrice by Him and my lips started moving and I
was uttering the Holy Name of Ram. By then I saw His Holiness Baba
Nand Singh Ji Maharaj just walking towards a raised mount nearby,
where he sat in his meditative posture and went into Samadhi. I
saw a glorious and shinning 'Chhatar of Light' descending from heavens
and covering Him and the place of meditation.
As I was uttering and repeating the Holy Name of Ram, the Sister
on duty had called the doctors. My wife was standing astounded and
wonderstruck. I opened my eyes and started conversing with them."
Baffled, dazed and wonderstruck with the holy name, I had started
uttering, they enquired as to what really had happened and how I
had escaped from the jaws of death.
It was at that time, that my wife ran and brought the horoscope
(janam patri) of my daughter of 21 days. She said that our family
Panditji had prepared the horoscope and given the sealed envelope
to her, saying that as he had eaten the salt of the family for innumerable
years, he could not help but write the truth in the janampatri,
which should only be opened after twenty one days from the birth
of the child.
The sealed envelope was opened, and it was read out. The Panditji
had written that the child's father will die on the twenty first
day after the birth of the child.