Shri Ganesh Prasad Bhutt had first met Shri Nathji at Chittagong in 1937 when he had received a spark of conversion. At that time he was at Raipur in Central India, in the regions known as the Central Provinces. An intense desire had developed within him to serve Shri Nathji with his own hands and to be close to him. Since he was a sub-judge at the time, there was no chance whatsoever of his ever being posted in the North where Shri Nathji was residing.
In 1944 he was posted as Additional District and Sessions Judge at Betul, also in Central India, when he came for Shri Nathji’s darshan during the Christmas holidays in December 1944. He prayed to Shri Nathji to fulfil his desire to serve him with his own hands, to be close to him, and to have his darshan frequently. Central India was much too far for him to be of any use to his Master residing hundreds of miles away in the North in Mussoorie.
And the miraculous happened. He was transferred to the War Department in the North at Simla in 1945 and sent on a deputation there. It was a far cry from his original job as a judge. The transition was unbelievable. The invisible hand of Shri Nathji had reached out and made the government transfer him to an entirely different department in the North of India close to where Shri Nathji resided. Bhutt never forgot this miracle of Shri Nathji, and how Shri Nathji had frequently said:
“Every intense desire must find fulfilment.”
Shri Bhutt tried to persuade Shri Nathji to give up Mussoorie and to come and stay with him at Simla. However Shri Nathji could not do this and Bhutt’s desire to welcome Shri Nathji at his home was fulfilled only in 1946 when he was again miraculously transferred to Delhi and Shri Nathji came to stay with him in February- March 1946 at his home there at 6/22, Western Extension Area, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
In October 1948, Bhutt had been promoted to Under Secretary in the War Department and given a larger house at 2, Pusa Road where Shri Nathji came and stayed with him in December 1947 before going to Chanda and Bombay.
His last residence was at 40, Lodhi Road, New Delhi where again Shri Nathji stayed with him from January 1952 to March 1952.
By that time word had come to Bhutt from his parent office in Central Provinces that they wanted him back.
It was yet another miracle that Bhutt, who was working as a Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, was wanted back at Nagpur as a Judge.
Bhutt had agreed to go to Nagpur, but he had resolved to serve Shri Nathji no matter where he was. He had taken it upon himself to be of service to Shri Nathji all his life and to send him a portion of his salary.
When a devotee marvelled at Bhutt’s spirit of devotion and service to Shri Nathji, and said to him:
“Bhutt Saheb! I, too, would like to serve Shri Nathji, but what can I do? I have a family of four to look after!”
And Shri Bhutt said with the unerring accuracy of a judge:
“Agar teraa ek aur betaa ho jaaye to phir kyaa karega? What will you do if you have another son? Will you not support him with the same means that you have now?”
When the devotees came to Shri Bhutt and asked him: “Bhutt Sahib, tell us what we must do for Shri Nathji!”
Shri Bhutt said:
“Prabhuji ko apne ghar kaa sab se barraa aur sab se priya sambandhi samjho, phir aapko unke liye kyaa karna hai aapka dil khud gavaahi degaa!
“Think of Prabhuji as your nearest and dearest relative. Then your heart itself will tell you what you must do for him.”
One day Shri Nathji asked Bhutt Sahib:
“Bhutt Sahib ye sewa ek hee ko den yaa baant baant ke den! Should this divine service be given only to one person or should it be granted to other persons also in turns?”
Shri Bhutt replied: “Who wouldn’t want that this service be given only to him! But I must not be selfish, and would therefore pray that others too be granted such a chance!”
In August 1952, Bhutt Sahib left for Nagpur. He had been appointed District and Sessions Judge there, despite the fact that he had spent seven years in the War Department and Ministry of Defence which were totally unrelated to court work. Shri Nathji’s Divine Grace was with him and unprecedented success was to follow him in the years to come as he was to become Chief Justice.
The more he served Shri Nathji, the greater was the worldly prosperity and status that followed him. This was true of any person in the world who served Shri Nathji.
Shri Nathji had often said:
Hai jee men apne aataa doon jo hai jis ko bhaataa
Haathhi ghulaam ghorre, zevar zameen jorre,
Le jo hai jisko bhaataa
Maange baghair daataa
’Tis my disposition to give whatever one desires
Elephants, slaves, horses, ornaments lands and clothes
I wouldst give to each his wants,
Let all take what they will,
The Giver giveth unasked