CHINTA SARVA RAO

CHINTA SARVA RAO

On 20th February 1954 Baba arrived Vijayawada by train. The platform was packed with Baba's lovers and devotees. Cries of Baba's Jai filled the air. Chinta Sarvarao, his business partner Majety Ramamohan Rao, and the chief organizer of the Vijayawada program, Manikyala Rao, rushed to Baba's compartment and garlanded him.

On alighting, Baba was profusely garlanded by others. Baba was driven to Majety Ramamohan Rao's family residence, where he was to stay. After Baba settled in, Chinta and Majety's families met Baba, as did the family of Manikyala Rao, and the chief Andhra workers.

In 1958, regarding Chinta Sarvarao and Majety Ramamohan Rao of Vijayawada, Baba remarked, "This pair is inseparable. Wherever I give darshan, they are there. In Bombay and Poona they both came for my darshan and they are present now."

The Andhra group arrived at Khushru Quarters led by Chinta Sarvarao and others. Coming out of the meeting hall, Baba was led to a large room where the Ahmednagar lovers and Andhra lovers were awaiting his arrival. The moment he stepped into the room, the song Pyare, chalo, Meher darbar! (Dear ones, let's go to the court of Meher!) greeted him. After he had taken his seat, the Andhra lovers approached him first with burning camphor, garlands of flowers, baskets of fruit and sweets. Manikyala Rao introduced everyone, one by one, and Baba embraced and kissed them on both cheeks.

In 1962, Baba met His Western lovers in the hall. Chinta Sarvarao, Majety Ramamohan Rao, and Manikyala Rao entered the hall. Baba introduced them to the Westerners, explaining that they had brought all the Andhra lovers in a special train. Although these three men had been in Poona for the past three days, they had not had an opportunity to meet with Baba until then.4866-1962

On 1st January 1965, Chinta Sarvarao from Andhra also had a meeting with Baba that day for an hour.

On 1st January 1969, Chinta Sarvarao with two others from Andhra arrived in Meherazad with Adi as permitted. Baba entered mandali hall in his wheelchair at 9:00 A.M. He expressed his appreciation for the work the three men were doing in his name in Vijayawada and remarked to them, "The time is near. How lucky you are that I am meeting you three."

There was no electricity in Meherabad then, but sufficient illumination was provided. The ancient lamp of God was lighting the way for His pilgrims, as a full moon shone in the winter night sky the entire week. When Chinta Sarvarao and Majety Ramamohan Rao of Vijayawada arrived on the 1st, they arranged for a generator, and a ring of fluorescent lights encircled the Tomb.  A makeshift white cloth awning stretched over bamboo poles was erected in front of the Tomb to give a little shade from the scorching sun to those waiting to take darshan during the day. On the cement platform outside the samadhi different bhajan parties sang from the depths of their hearts.

On Monday, 3rd May 1965, leaving the hall, Baba appeared on the dais. The gathering cheered him. Shinde garlanded him, and Madhusudan sang a song, followed by the recitation of the Master's Prayer by Mallikarjuna Rao. The same prayer was sung in Telugu by Chinta Sarvarao. :