“My Father, I am Yours as I am. You are everything to me; there is none else! May my every breath breathe Your pleasure. . . .”
—Bhau Kalchuri (13 January 1927 – 23 October 2013), from the introduction to Lord Meher
The last of Meher Baba’s close resident men mandali, Bhauji passed into Beloved Baba’s embrace on Wednesday, 23 October 2013, at 11:17 p.m., in the Jehangir Hospital ICU in Pune, attended by his wife, Rama, children Sheela and Mehernath, and very close family. He was 87 years old, and died following a long illness complicated by recurrent infections, after years of enduring untold sufferings without complaint.
Bhauji was interred at Lower Meherabad on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013; photographs by Paul Liboiron.