Sai Mahabhakta Babu Chandorkar alias Vasudev Narayan Chandorkar was born as the eldest son of Nanasaheb Chandorkar and Radhabai Chandorkar in Pune.

Mention is made about the marriage of Babu Chandorkar in Chapter 46 of Shri Sai Satcharitra. The detials are as follows:

Nanasaheb Chandorkar decided to perform the marriage ceremony of his eldest son Babu Chandorkar with Indira Bai daughter of the Shrimant Jathedar of Gwalior at Gwalior. Both Dixit and Chandorkar came to shirdi and lovingly invited Baba for these functions. Baba asked them to take Shama as His representative. When He was pressed to come in person. Baba told them to take Shama with them and that "after doing Banares and Prayag He would be ahead of Shama." Now mark these words for they show Baba's all-pervasiveness.

Taking the permission of Baba, Shama decided to go to Nagpur and Gwalior for these functions and ceremonies and thence to Kashi, Prayag and Gaya. Appa Kote made up his mind to accompany him. They both went first to Nagpur for the thread ceremony. Kakasaheb Dixit gave Shama Rs.200/- for his expenses. Then they went to Gwalior for the marriage ceremony. There Nanasaheb Chandorkar gave Shama Rs.100/- and his Vyahi (relation) Mr.Jather gave him also Rs.100/-. Then Shama went to Kashi, and then to Ayodhya where he was well received in Jather's beautiful temple of LaxmiNarayan at Kashi (Varanasi or Banares) and in the Rama-Mandir at Ayodhya by Jathar's manager. They (Shama and Kote) stayed for 21 days in Ayodhya and two months in Kashi (Banares). Then they left for Gaya. In the train they felt a little uneasy on hearing that plague was prevailing in Gaya. At night they alighted at Gaya station and stayed in the Dharmashala. In the morning the Gayawala (the Priest who arranges and provides for the lodging and boarding of the pilgrims) came there and aid - "The pilgrims have already started, you better make haste." Shama casually asked him whether there was plague in Gaya. "No" said the Gayawala. "Please come without any fear or anxiety and see yourself." Then they went with him and stayed in his house which was a big and commodious Wada. Shama was pleased with the accommodation provided for him, but what pleased him most, was the beautiful big portrait of Baba fixed in the central and front portion of the building. Seeing this portrait Shama was overwhelmed with emotion. He remembered Baba's words, viz., "After doing Kashi and Prayag He would be ahead of Shama" and burst into tears. His hairs stood on end, his throat was choked and he began to sob. The Gayawala thought that he was afraid of plague prevailing there and therefore was crying. But Shama enquired of him whence he got Baba's portrait there. He replied that he had 200 or 300 agents working at Manmad and Punatambe for looking to the convenience of the pilgrims to Gaya and from them he heard about Baba's fame. Then about 12 years ago he went to Shirdi and took Baba's darshana. There he wanted Baba's portrait hung in Shama's house and with Baba's permission Shama gave it to him. This was the same protrait. Shama then remembered this former incident. The Gayawalas's joy knew no bounds when he learnt that the same Shama who obliged him before, was his guest then. Then they both exchanged love and service and were most delighted and happy. The Gayawala gave him a right royal welcome. He was a very rich man. He sat in a palanquin and made Shama ride an elephant and attended to all his comforts and conveniences. The moral of the story is this:- That Baba's words came out true to the letter and unbounded was His love towards the devotees.

Babu Chandorkar studied in Pune and graduated from Deccan College. He did his B.A. In Mathematics, graduating with honours. During World War II, he went on an assignment to Assam for two years as a civilian. He later worked as a teacher in Kalyan.

He often visited Shirdi along with his father or with Moreshwar Pradhan. Once, when he along with his younger brother Bapu Chandorkar and Moreshwar Pradhan visited Shirdi and went for Baba's darshan. Baba was preparing Hani for Annadan at that time. Baba drove all the devotees out of Dwarakamai. Much to the surprise of Bapu Chandorkar, Baba welcomed them. they stayed in Shirdi for a week and only after that Baba gave them permission to leave. At that time Babu Chandorkar did Baba's "Paad Pooja" (washing of His holy feet) and collected the 'Teerth' and took it home and distributed to his friends and relatives. Thus, he set the precedent for the ritual of "Paad Pooja". After leading a very fruitful life, he took Samadhi in the year 1958.

(Source: Shri Sai Satcharitra, Chapter 46 and Baba's Rinanubandh by Vinny Chitluri)