Page 12 Daily Mirror - Friday, June 18, 1971
Worshippers greet the boy guru 'straight from Heaven'THlS was a moment of supreme joy for these worshippers yesterday . . . the moment when they gathered together to welcome a boy they call "A Lord from Heaven."
The boy is Balyogeshwar Sri Sant Ji Maharaj. He is thirteen years old. And he is barely 5ft. tall.
But to the 200 worshippers who turned out to meet him at London's Heathrow Airport he is rather a cut above other little boys.
He is their Guru-their spiritual teacher.
And he has come to Britain, they say, to save them from themselves.
But it was the mini-sized Guru himself who needed a bit of saving yesterday.
He had to have a police escort to help him to make his way past his excited devotees, most of them English.
fell in homage at his feet. They threw garlands of
carnations round his neck. They smothered him with petals
taken from a massive sack.