1n 1956, Baba travelled to Navsari. Coming to know of his visit to Navsari, some of Baba's "adversaries" from Bombay, (organized by an army major named Sohrab Bamji) had already come to town, held a meeting and decided to organize a boycott of Meher Baba's visit. Hoshang Bharucha's mother was also sympathetic to them and forbade Hoshang from inviting Baba to their home. Such activities led the organizers of the darshan to surmise that Baba's visit would be totally boycotted by the local populace. Lovers such as Hoshang, Cowas Vesuna, Nagindas V. Lapsiwala, Thakorlal G. Gandhi, Bachoobhai Soni, Ader Desai, and the rest of the Desai family were afraid that Baba's reception by the town would be less than cordial.