One day, (March 1951) when Baba was in seclusion in his hut and absorbed in his work, Nilu was keeping watch. Baba heard the caw-caw-cawing of a crow in the distance, but Nilu did not notice it. When Baba came out of the hut after completing his work, he was displeased and sharply criticized Nilu for not shooing the bird away. Nilu was astonished, as he had not even heard the crow.
Even in his anger, Baba looked glorious, and Padri hurried for his camera to capture his beauty and expressions. He shot an entire roll of film quietly, without asking Baba, but the photographs he took capturing Baba’s mood did not get exposed properly. When the roll was developed, it was completely blank! Padri was quite surprised, as there was nothing wrong with the camera or film; before and after the incident all the pictures he took came out fine. He was convinced that Baba simply did not wish it, though Padri kept the roll of film as a reminder that nothing happens without the Lord’s will!
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 10, p. 3690.