Bhimaji Patil was a resident of Narayangaon, a village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. In the early 1900s, he suffered from tuberculosis, a deadly disease that had no known cure at the time. Despite trying various treatments, Bhimaji’s condition continued to worsen, and he became desperate for a cure.
During this time, he heard about the miracles of the saint Sai Baba of Shirdi, who was known to have cured many people of their ailments. With hope in his heart, Bhimaji made the journey to Shirdi to seek Sai Baba’s blessings.
Upon reaching Shirdi, Bhimaji met Sai Baba and explained his condition. Sai Baba took pity on him and gave him some udi (sacred ash) to eat, which was believed to have healing properties. He also instructed Bhimaji to take a dip in the nearby holy river, Godavari, and to have faith in his blessings.
Bhimaji followed Sai Baba’s instructions and returned to his village. To his amazement, he found that his condition had significantly improved, and he was on the road to recovery. Over time, Bhimaji’s health improved completely, and he was cured of his tuberculosis.
Overwhelmed with gratitude, Bhimaji returned to Shirdi to express his thanks to Sai Baba. He became a devoted disciple of Sai Baba and spent the rest of his life spreading Sai Baba’s message and teachings.
Today, Bhimaji Patil is remembered as one of the most devoted followers of Sai Baba, and his story is an inspiration to many who seek solace and healing in the saint’s blessings.