Sai Mahabhakta Govind G.Pansare’s mention has been made in Shri Sai Leela Magazine, November 1930 Issue.
In 1912 Govind G. Pansare was studying in Marathi 7th class, his hope for passing the examinations was slim. During that time he frequented the home of Bhagwant R. Kshirsagar who often visited Shirdi. Pansare told him that he was doubtful of passing the examinations. Kshirsagar advised him to pray to Baba for his success and vow that he would walk from Kopergaon to Shirdi and prostrate before him. He gave the exam and did quite badly in Mathematics. He states, “Baba did something for not only did I pass, but also got a job and I was eager to meet and thank him”.
Finally he was able to go; on 18-1-1914 he walked to Shirdi and entered the Dwarka Mai. Eagerly he walked up the steps and Baba looking at him said, “Why are you so restless to come here? Where are you from? What do you work as?” With devotion Pansare said, “I came from Sholapur, and I came to thank you for giving me the job as a teacher” Then Baba told him he had not given him the job, but god had given him the job.
He again visited Shirdi in 1915. At that time Baba asked Dakshina (offering of money) and took all the money that he had. He got on well with Jog who often asked him to sit a while and hear him read the religious text. But Pansare would go and sit near Baba. One day Baba gave Pansare 5 flowers and asked him to give them to Jog. Jog said, “The time has come for the goldsmith to pierce your ears. You will understand it when you receive Udi from Baba” . That day when Baba distributed Udi, Baba said, “You don’t listen to the text being read, nor do you read it yourself. As soon as you wake up you come and sit here”. Since then he sat with Jog and listened to the reading.
When he was leaving Shirdi, he didn’t have any money and no one was willing to loan it to him. He traveled ticketless to Dhond without any problem. At Dhond he met a friend who gave him 2 rupees so he bought a ticket and as soon as he got into the train his ticket was checked. Pansare was devoted to Baba lived a spiritually rich life.
(Source: Extracted from Shri Sai Leela Magazine November 1930 and published in Baba’s Divine Symphony by Vinny Chitluri)