KAMMU BABA

KAMMU BABA

(Saint from Bombay)

Kammu Baba had spent his younger years as a night watchman for Sai Baba. His wife, Sakina Banu was disciple of Babajan from childhood. She was Maratha Muslim from Poona. When she was orphaned, she considered Babajan as her father and mother. When Babajan asked her whom she wished to marry and what she wanted –amiri or fakiri (riches or rags) she instantly replied Fakiri. Babajan said she would marry her to a fakir (a poor man). Babajan arranged her marriage to Kammu Baba. The couple had a son but he died young. She returned to Babajan depressed with this loss. The old women said “If he were alive only he would call you mother; but now the whole world will call you mother.”

Kammu Baba had his base in the distant suburb in Goregaon in Bombay. Like Sai Baba, Kammu Baba also spent a lot of time in his abulations. Kammu Baba used to say, “Chal Sona rupaiya .. Nikalne ke liye’’ Once accompanied with his disciple Bhogilal Kammu Baba went to toilet. After 15 minutes wait, his disciple asked him to come out. But saint asked him to wait. When he came out he said, “It was raining heavily on Sukra (Planet Venus). If water comes on the earth, there will be large scale floods. I tried to avert it by urinating.

Baba had been indirectly contacting this highly advanced soul through Roshan, who was studying in Bombay. Baba would send her instructions to contact Kammu Baba and give him a certain message, and the saint would dictate a reply. Once, Baba sent Roshan's sister, Dhun, to the saint. Meherjee brought her in his car from Poona. According to Baba's instructions, Dhun garlanded Kammu Baba. He removed the garland and returned it to her, telling her to garland Meher Baba with it. When Dhun came to Meherazad, Baba wore the garland and handed it back to Dhun to preserve.

In 1955 (or 1956), Baba sent word to Roshan that she should contact Kammu Baba one last time and then not go to him again. Baba once mentioned that Kammu Baba was the spiritual chargeman of Bombay. Although Baba would often mention Kammu Baba as one of the seven saints in India who was very dear to him, he never physically contacted him.

There were many Parsis who were against Meher Baba, but the only true saints realized his worth and Avatarhood. After Baba dropped body in 1969, one or two came with the news paper cutting and showed it to Kammu Baba as they believed in him. He said now there will be time when people will be saying only Allah, Allah Baba, Ba Ba Ba. Like sheep bleating, everyone will be in rhythm saying Ba Ba Ba. (referring to Meher Baba)