Bhagoji was a sort of attendant to Baba, engaged in regular service to him. He was
the first to enter the mosque in the early morning, and every day he used to massage
first Baba's right arm and then his body. Then he would light a chillim and the
two of them would share it. Bhagoji also had the privilege of carrying the umbrella
for Baba when he went to Lendi.
When Bhagoji came into contact with Baba he had leprosy. The disease was cured by
taking Baba's teerth, though he remained partially disfigured.
Bhagoji's house, known as Shinde Wada, is just behind Laxmibai's house. To find
it, turn left out of the Chavadi. Within a few metres you will see Narasinh Lodge
on a right-hand corner, with a pair of holy padukas set in the wall. Turn right
down this lane, and the compound of Shinde Wada lies on your right, behind a solid
old wooden door. Entering, you may see Bhagoji's house in the back right-hand corner.
The compound is adjacent to a pharmacy run by a relative of Bhagoji.