Sai Mahabhakta Shamrao Raoji Shrotrie belonged to Kayasthra Prabhu Caste. He was working as a Record Keeper with Thana District Court in Maharashtra State.

He visited Shirdi only once when Sai Baba was in Flesh and Blood which was around the year 1909. During that visit the moment he went to Dwarakamai and sat near Sai Baba, a particular question had cropped up in his mind. Baba who read his mind immediately directed him to go to a Bai who was at that time reading Puran in the temple. Shamrao obeyed Baba's orders and immediately went to the temple and found an elderly brahmin lady aged about 50 years reading Puran. Shamrao sat and patiently listened to the Puran that she was reading. And surprisingly, he got the answer to the question that had cropped up in his mind when he was in front of Baba at Dwarakamai. This was Baba's way of giving solution to a problem that used cross a devotee's mind.

(Source: Devotees' Experiences of Sri Sai Baba, Parts I, II and III by Late Shri.B.V.Narasimha Swamiji)