Gypsy Sharma, a young man age 21, was suffering from cancer. On the 16th of February 1983, while he was asleep, his mother tried to wake him up. With eyes half opened the boy moved a little and said, `What are you doing mother? Do not disturb me please. Look, Meher Baba is here in the room’.
Gypsy’s parents and people around were surprised who this Meher Baba was; for they heard this name for the first time in life. Neither the boy, nor any member of the family, far and near, had ever known Avatar Meher Baba.
On Sunday, the 27th of February late at night the boy was persuaded by his mother for a cup of tea. He opened his eyes slightly and said, `Mother, look; I am talking to Meher Baba. I am in great peace, do not disturb me.’ All those gathered around drew blank and asked each other who Meher Baba was, and why Gypsy is repeating his name. They thought that perhaps Gypsy is in semi-delirium. But that was not the end of the matter.
Around 12 noon on Monday, 28 February ’83, his condition became serious. His sister, with tears in her eyes, asked him to get-up and eat something. He opened his eyes and muttered incoherently to himself taking Baba’s Name again. Desperately she asked, `What are you talking about Gypsy? Who is Meher Baba?’
He responded clearly and said : `Don’t you see, Meher Baba is standing here in the room in his white clothes.’ His mother anticipated that the inevitable was written on the wall. She said, `Gypsy, my son, you are not well. Now you should remember Lord’s name.’ He replied, `Why should I remember Lord’s name mother? Look Meher Baba has himself come to take me along. I am going with him.’ Then he raised his hand high, snapped his fingers and closed his eyes forever, leaving behind Meher Baba’s mystery for all to ponder.
On the first anniversary of Gypsy’s death, M. G. Sharma, Gypsy’s father, saw a dream the significance of which was revealed later when the couple visited Meherabad and Meherazad. In the dream, Sharma and his wife were taken to a place similar to a temple.
There was a person, like a priest, who led them into the temple, down some stairs into a sort of cellar. In the cellar, Sharma saw the bust of a person with a large mustache. a 28th February, Sharma and wife visited Meherazad where Eruch, one of Meher Baba’s inner-most mandali, showed them around the Mandali Hall. Eruch also took them inside the `Blue Bus’ where Sharma saw the bust of the person with a large mustache.
Next day at Meherabad priest like Nana Kher, one of Baba’s mandali, took Sharma couple to the museum near Baba’s Samadhi. Nana led them down the two stairs and first thing that arrested their attention, on the left, was a replica of the bust they had seen in the `Blue Bus’.
This experience revealed the full significance of the dream and filled Mr. and Mrs. Sharma with love for Meher Baba and His temple like `Samadhi’. Sharma told Eruch, “You might have casually shown me the bust, but in a profound way it has confirmed my belief that Gypsy had an intimate connection with Meher Baba. And what a coincidence, today is the second anniversary of Gypsy’s demise.”