The Ganga Gives Shelter
Bhagwati Sevak Bajpai of Kanpur said that once Maharaj was at Sarsaiyya Ghat, Kanpur, surrounded by about two hundred devotees.
Just then Panwar, D.S.P [city], and Govind Chandra, Senior Superintendent of Police, arrived there and requested Baba to give darshan to Gulzarilal Nanda and Lal Bahadur Shastri. They wanted to have his darshan.
In spite of Baba saying that he would not be able to meet them, the two police officers brought them there.
Before Nanda and Shastri had arrived, Baba disappeared.
Nobody knew where he had gone. Nobody saw him go. A search was made for him everywhere but he was nowhere to be found.
The same evening, Bajpai saw Baba at the railway station. On being asked why he did not want to give darshan to Nanda, Baba said, "Instead of coming by himself, he wanted to come escorted by the police."
On being asked again where he had hidden himself, he answered, "The Ganga Mai gave me shelter."
In gratitude to Mother Ganga [river Ganges] he asked Bajpai to arrange a bhandara. Before he could make the arrangements, people started arriving there with food and sweets for prasad and a bhandara was held.