Journalist and Professor in Royal College of Nairobi
Tom Hopkinson, a journalist, had first met Baba in 1952. This time when he embraced Baba, he recalled: "I remember giving Him a hug and feeling this strange feeling that you always felt when you embraced Him, of mingled lightness and solidity as though it were very real and yet intangible."
Hopkinson was asked if there was anything he wished to say. He said, "Baba, I am happy to see you but I cannot accept you as God. My mind is not equal to the task of recognizing you as God, but I thank you for what you have done for me."
Baba said, “What does it matter? Every night you go to bed, just for one minute think of Me. But do not think of Me as you see Me Now; think of Me as I really am. Whatever you do leave everything to Me –good or bad. God knows everything, so have that conviction and don’t worry. It is I who put the words in your heart. Every day when you go to bed just think: “I must see Baba in everyone everywhere-Baba as Baba” and one day you will.
They went to South Africa shortly afterwards where Tom Hopkinson worked as journalist editing the magazine “Drum” and subsequently moved to Nairobi after accepting a Professorship in Journalism in the Royal College there. He came to India in December 1965 to attend a Seminar of the Asian Press. Mr. Hopkinson was treated as State Guest during his stay for over a week in New Delhi. Adi K. Irani from Ahmednagar wrote to letter to W. D. Kain asking to contact Hopkinson and talk to him about Baba. Accordingly Mr. Kain received him in New Delhi and took him around the historical places. They became intimate friends. Mr. Hopkinson later on moved to the University of Wales as a Professor of journalism. They were deep in love for Baba.