Baba left Bhilar on April 26th, (1943) for a quick visit to Meherabad, and
returned within a day or so. Sidhu came to Bhilar with Mast Mohammed
so that Baba could work with him. Sidhu’s main duty in Meherabad
consisted in looking after Mohammed and he continued this important
work until he died.
On the night of April 28th, Sidhu went out into the jungle to move his
bowels. Bhilar was situated in the midst of thick jungles and was
infested with tigers. As Sidhu was squatting with his pants down, a
tiger came right up to him out of the dark. Its eyes burned and it
began growling at him. Sidhu wanted to shout Baba’s name but his
tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth. He was so scared, he began
perspiring and then he fainted.
At that moment, Baba sent Krishna to give Sidhu a message. Sidhu was
not in his room and Krishna informed Baba. Baba instructed him to tell
the mandali to go out into the jungle with lanterns to find him.
Chhagan, Nilu, Vishnu and Masaji, armed with clubs and carrying
kerosene lanterns, left to look for Sidhu. When they found him, the
tiger ran away. Sidhu was so frightened he could not utter a word.
With difficulty, they lifted him up. But his legs were shaking so much
he couldn’t even stand. They helped him walk back to the mandali’s
quarters and after an hour he managed one halting sentence: “Baba …
saved … me!”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 8, p. 2869.