Nanasaheb was childless for a long time. Earlier he lost three children due to epilepsy. His wife, therefore, tried to persuade him to get married for a second time. He was depressed and sad. He lost interest in family matters.In such a frame of ming, once sai in front of Saiji's Samadhi in Shirdi and began pleading' "Baba, bless me either with a child or show me the path to Atma Kalyan". While appealing thus, his eyes welled with tears. Just then he heard a faint voice from the Samadhi - "Santati Ho Jayegi" (You shall be blessed with a child)!" Nanasaheb's joy didi notknow any bunds. He prostrated before the Samadhi. He was amazed and ecstatic - not because he was going to be blessed with a child but with realisation that his Sadguru resonded to is prayers. In 1928, he bore a son.As Nanasaheb had only one son, his father Danusheth prayed in front of the Samadhi and Nanasaheb was blessed with a second son in 1931.Once, on the occasion of Guru Poornima, a coin onf on Naya Paisa dropped from Saiji's garland into Nanasaheb's hands. He preserved it with great devotion throught all his life. He carried it in the button Patti of his shirt. He said, "My annual income is abut Rs. 5000. Even then no coin in the world can match this Naya Paisa. And no value can be attached to it - it is valueless.Nanasaheb had expressed a desire that the coin should be cremated along with his body and so was done.
Source : Sai Leela Magazine
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