Sai Mahabhakta Late Shri.Padmanabhendra Swami's incident finds a mention in Chapter 13 of holy Shri Sai Satcharitra. However, His name has not been mentioned in Shri Sai Satcharira. Instead He has been referred to as "A Swami from Alandi".

Shri.Padmanabendra Swami from Alandi, wishing to take Baba's darshan, came to Shirdi. He suffered from a severe pain in his ear, which prevented him from getting the sleep. He was operated for this, but it served no purpose. The pain was severe and he did not know what to do. While he was returning, he came to take Baba's leave, when Shama (Madhavrao Deshpande) requested Baba to do something for the pain in the Swami's ear. Baba comforted him saying, "Alla Accha Kare ga" (God will do good). The Swami then returned to Poona, and after a week sent a letter to Shirdi, stating that the pain in his ear had subsided though the swelling was there, and in order to get the swelling removed, he went to Bombay for operation, but the surgeon on examining the ear said that no operation was then necessary. Such was the wonderful effect of Baba's words (Shri Sai Satcharitra Chapter 13).

Narrating the above incident mentioned in holy Shri Sai Satcharitra, the Swami himself has given a detailed account in a letter written by him to Late Shri.Hari Sitaram Dixit of Mumbai. This details of this valuable letter been mentioned in Shri Sai Leela Magazine of 1923 as below:

"After taking your leave on Thursday 29th Jan, I left Shirdi and reached Alandi. After celebrating the death anniversary of Guru Maharaj on 2nd Feb, I reached Mumbai on Tuesday. There I showed the swelling behind my ear to Dr.Underwood. He ruled out the need for an operation and injected some sort of a serum and said it would suffice. The effect of Sai’s radiance and speech is so great that the mind cannot comprehend.

"I had only gone for Sai’s Darshan and was immensely satisfied by it. Though many people advised me to tell Sai about my ailment, my mind did not agree. Whatever is destined in our Karma, we should bear it with fortitude, says the Shruti. But, ultimately I asked Madhavrao Deshpande to tell Sai. As soon as Sai heard this, he lovingly said, ”Allah Bhala Karega.” No sooner did He utter these words, the pain in my forehead stopped".

"Doctors from Nagpur and Alandi had advised surgery. But, the doctor in Mumbai gave a serum injection which subsided the swelling and the ailment disappeared. Remembering all the events I feel overwhelmed".

"On my first visit to Shirdi, Sai asked for Dakshina. Upon this I said, ‘‘Maharaj, I am a Sanyasi. From where will I get money ?“After taking Darshan, I left. Later on Baba said to Deshpande, ‘‘I asked the Swami if he could offer me something; but he will not give me anything. Since he has come to me, it is I who will have to give him.” When Baba uttered these words, I was freed of the pains of my ailment. What can one say to praise this divine soul ? He is Lord Narayan in the guise of a human".

(Source: Shri Sai Satcharitra Chapter 13, Shri Sai Leela Magazine 1923, Shri Sai Leela Magazine March-April 2008)