(21.01.? — 10.2005) Champaklal's brother, first came the Asram in November 1927. He used to bring for Sri Aurobindo's sponge-bath two buckets of hot water at a fixed time. While going, he would do pranam to him from a distance and Sri Aurobindo would stop whatever work he was doing and bless him with a glance. Later he lived in the house above the present Ashram Post Office.
Flame of Love
• / Compiled and edited by Roshan.- Surat: Divyanand Kripanidhi.- 50 p.; 12x18 cm.
This book is a collection of vivid memories of two Ashramites: Motiba (Champaklal’s aunt) and Bansidhar (Champaklal’s brother). Both joined the Ashram in its early days, the mid-1920s, and had the privilege of personally serving Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. In addition to the fond recollections by those who knew them well, there are the reminiscences of Motiba and Bansidhar themselves, who shared some events of their early lives in the Ashram, and close to a dozen photographs depicting them over the years.