Francis wrote from ‘Guruprasad’ 24/5/60 in a general letter to Baba lovers in Australia:

‘… There has been a curious codger coming.

He wears the saffron robe of the mendicant and all over it is printed ‘Shree Mata’ (Holy Mother). Somehow it tickled my irreverence and I nicknamed him ‘dear Mum’. Now he has gone to Bombay, and writes a lot of letters. Eruch says to me “Here is another letter from Mum.” He has developed a burning zeal to go to darkest Africa and convert it to Baba. Baba looked so innocently relieved and said to Eruch, “Encourage him to do that”.’

(Author: Peter Rowan)