The experience of Mr.
Here are the personal experiences of
Governor Mr.RamaKrishna Rao.
Governor was travelling by the aeroplane that was kept for his
official use.With him on this occasion, besides his wife and the
pilot, were his A.D.C.,his personal assistant, and the pilot's
wife. They were flying from kanpur too Benara.
Above Banares the Governor noticed that they seemed to be circling
a very long time over the airfield before landing. He asked if
there was anything amiss and was informed that the under-carriage
was stuck; the wheels would not come down. Furthermore, they were
now almost out of petrol.
With Dr.Ramakrishan Rao's agreement, the pilot decided to attempt
a crash-landing on the grass of the airfield. He signaled the
ground to this effect. The fire-engines were brought out, and
everything made ready for the attempt.All knew, of course, that it
was a highly dangerous operation, and both the little doctor and
his wife sent fervent prayers to their Gurudev, Sai Baba, for his
Perhaps the A.D.C was praying too, for he also was a devotee of
Sai Baba.Like the doctor he wore on his hand a talisman, a ring
that has been materialized by Baba. The pilot knew this and, as a
last resort before trying a crash-landing, asked the A.D.C. to try
his hand at working the lever for releasing the jammed
undercarriage. The A.D.C. placed his hand on the lever and pressed
as directed. The undercarriage came down without any difficulty.
They were able to make a normal landing.
When Mr.RamaKrishna Rao was Governor of Kerela, and was
entertaining Baba and some devotees at the Guest House in
Trivandrum in 1962, his wife had arranged a dinner party one
evening for sixty people. But when Baba is around, crowds have a
habit of multiplying their size, and about hundred and fifty
people turned up. It was impossible to obtain extra food at the
Mrs. Ramakrishna Rao became very worried, and asked Baba what she
should do about it."Feed them all," Baba told her. "There will be
enough - don't worry." So the extra places were set and she whole
crowd sat down. Baba moved among the guests and servers, blessing
the food, seeing that all were happy and turning the meal, as
always, into a banquet. No one went short because of the extra
ninety mouths to be fed. Somehow Baba increased the food, and
there was enough for all.