Kalemama   and   Murli

Kalemama's original  Diary Pages

Shirdi          |         Sakori       |        Kedgaon-Bet     |      Meherabad  

"The details are being reviewed and new information is being added. Please check the pages occasionally for new information" Updated March  2005.


Kalemama (Ramchandra Bapuji Kale or R. B. Kale - was commonly knows as Kalemama in Meher Baba's circle)  was Meher Baba's close companion and one of the earliest Mandali,  since 1926. A Civil Engineer by Profession Kalemama held a number of responsible positions in Maharastra Govt services, as Chief Executive Officer  of Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, Estate Engineer and Secretary at Dhule etc. Kalemama  was one of those rare disciples of Baba who also had the rare opportunity to meet Shri Sai Baba, Shri Upasni Maharaj and Shri Narayan Maharaj, a number of times. The Wedding of one of Shri Sai Baba's very well known disciple Mr. Bhate's daughter was proposed with Kalemama's elder brother Anna ji. Shri Sai Baba called the families to Shirdi, and Kalemama spent his Winter holidays at the Shirdi Ashram in 1910. Kalemama along with Mrs. Kalemama and Murli came to settle at Meherabad Ashram after accepting Meher Baba as their spiritual guide. Kalemama being a civil engineer supervised a number of construction activities at Maherabad. Mrs. Kalemama passed away at Meherabad on 14th March 1934 and Kalemama on 16 Sep,1954.

You can read his personal diary describing his meeting the Perfect Masters Shri Narayan Maharaj (1908 ..) Shri Sai Baba (1910 -11) Shri Upasni Maharaj (1927..) and a few important stories from his life with Avatar Meher Baba (1926..). For a brief translated English version of the story of original diary pages, follow the link to Bhopal Center web site below...

Read his brief life sketch..

Murli Kale

Murli Kale was Kalemama's son and was with Meher Baba since the Prem Ashram boys days of 1927. Murli and his elder brother Shreedhar were amongst the fist 10 students of the Hazrat Babajan School at Meherabad in 1927. He was also Baba's New Life Companion. Murli later became a qualified Homeopath, and attended the Homeopathic dispensary at Meherabad Ashram, as a Doctor. He gave medicines to the mandli and the poor villagers. Later Murli accepted the conditions of New Life and joined New Life. Baba highly appreciated Murli for his implicit obedience and jolly mood in adverse conditions as a Mandli and as a New Life Companion. There are many humorous stories of his jolly mood during the hardships of Ashram days, available in various books and references on Meher Baba. Murli also wanted to go to England for higher studies in Homeopathy and Baba had his passport made, which he but could not use. Later in 1951 Baba, through a New Life Circular permitted Murli to settle at Jabalpur and practice homeopathy, and Murli came to Jabalpur in 1952. At Jabalpur he started a Meher Charitable Dispensary, and a number of new Baba lovers came to know of Baba through him, and he was always a source of joy and inspiration for the Baba lovers. He often visited Baba during the darshan programms. He married Sulbha and a son Niket was born to them. When the child was born, Murli sent a letter to Baba from the child himself, with the thumb impression of the child.  Baba in His reply acknowledged that it was perhaps for the first time, He was writing a letter  to a child who was not even a month old. On  Feb 6th, 1977, Murli became one with his Beloved Meher. Later Murli's son Niket married Meera, one of Meher Baba's very well known disciple Pankhraj's daughter, and they still carry the torch of Meher Baba's love ....

Murli 27 July 1913 - 6 Feb  1977


Kalemama and Murli with Meher Baba 1936 Mysore

Murli with Baba and Jabalpur Group

Mulri's Meherabad Indentity card

Kalemama's Diary - Meeting with Perfect Masters

Kalemama and Murli with Baba in New Life Group

Kalemama reading Geeta for Baba

Kalamama with Baba and others - Meherabad

Baba appreciates Murli in New Life

Murli with Baba's brother Adi Junior

Baba releases Murli to go to Jabalpur 1952

View Article about Dr. Murli Kale from "In His Service"

Article on Kalemama in Telugu Published by Meher Baba Telugu Monthly from Hyderabad. (PDF Format)

Kalemama's Diary Pages.

Meeting with the Perfect Masters.

For English Translation of Kalemama's Story visit Bhopal Center Web site


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