NED AND DOROTHEA FOOTE
Two Sufis from America,
Sarosh also brought Ned and Dorothea Foote, two Sufis from America, who garlanded Baba and took his darshan. The Footes had informed Baba of their week-long trip to India in advance, but had been forbidden by Baba to seek him out. According to Baba's instructions, Arnavaz contacted them in Bombay and then they flew to Delhi intending to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. There they received a telegram stating that Baba would permit them to be in Ahmednagar on the evening of the 24th, and for his birthday the next day. They were told that they would have to leave that same evening, and that Baba would not give an interview or answer any questions. So they flew back to Bombay and rented a car to drive to Ahmednagar. Their travel agent thought they were mistaken, saying, "You mean Ahmedabad? No tourist ever goes to Ahmednagar!" They assured him Ahmednagar was correct.