Dadashri: "In the year 1944, I was thirty-six years old.A Patel from Bhadran, (Dada's town), approached me one day in regards to his wife's brother had a daughter. When I asked him why he had come to me he said, "You have just had a mishap. First of all, Hiraba has lost her eye and on top of that you do not have any children." I told him, "I don't have any children but neither do I have any estate in terms of wealth. All I have is a small piece of land and a roof over my head" I had no estate for posterity. But why are you asking me all this? The day I married Hiraba, I had made a promise to her. So what if she has lost her eye, what can be done now? Even if she lost both her eyes, I would hold her hand and guide her."