JERBAI DASUR

JERBAI DASUR

W/o Kaikobad Feram Dastur (Close disciple)

Kaikobad and his family arrived in Meherabad on the night of the 31st and remained for the rest of their lives. Kaikobad's wife, Jerbai, 46, and their three daughters, Meheru, 23, Gulu, 21, and Jalu, 18, were kept with the other women on Meherabad Hill, and Kaikobad stayed in lower Meherabad, in a small cottage that was built for him (on the spot of the old Bathroom Building). His son, Ratan, stayed in Ahmednagar and was given a job at the Sarosh Cinema operating the film projector.

Jerbai’s eldest daughter, Meheru, died on Meherabad Hill after suffering very severe burns in a cooking fire accident. She was 44. While dying, Baba's name was continuously on her lips. Baba remarked, "Meheru has come to me and is freed forever from the rounds of births and deaths."

Kaikobad was in Meherazad and did not go to Meherabad. So Baba sent Eruch to console his family. Kaikobad's wife, Jerbai, was elated that Kaikobad had not come. Jerbai said, "I was afraid he would leave Baba's work to come. I am glad that he didn't. Why should we worry when Meheru has gone to Baba?" This is an example of how Baba's Love and Truth lived in his close lovers. Neither parent was saddened by the passing of their daughter.

Meheru was buried on Meherabad Hill on 28 February, and afterwards, on 1st March, Baba called Jerbai, her two other daughters, Gulu and Jalu, and their brother Ratan, to Meherazad. Mansari accompanied them. Baba assured Jerbai, "Your faith and courage have made me very happy." The mandali too were impressed by Jerbai's surrenderance to Baba's will.

The family told Baba, "Meheru actually saw your physical presence by her bedside before her death, and you called out to us, telling us that you had been with her and that she would now go to you!