Away of the GuruThe Guru became seriously ill in
September 1928. He could not leave the bed for sometime. Devotees came in huge crowds to
have the last Darshan. In the same year, his devotees in many places, mostly in Kerala,
Madras and Simhala celebrated the birthday of the Guru. His chief disciple Dr. Natarajan
(later Nataraja Guru - who also recently passed away) was then in Geneva. The Guru's
birthday was celebrated in that distant city of Europe also. On the twentieth of
September, the Guru passed away at Varkala, a place which was very dear to him. His
followers felt a great loss. The world too lost a truly great teacher.
Thus Nanu, the son of a farmer, who became 'Asan', 'Yogi 'and 'Guru', found his final
resting place. Thousands of his disciples who followed him with absolute faith derived
peace, spiritual strength and satisfaction.