Later on our Saint went to Agra. Hafiz Gulab Shah Sahib Warisi a resident of Agra residing at
Katra Madar Khan Mohalla related a strange incident of his becoming our Saint’s disciple.
During his school days his classmate became a disciple of some dervish and urged him follow
in his footsteps. He rather hesitated and his friend urged him repeatedly to become the disciple
of his murshid. While sleeping he saw in his dream an elderly person of benign countenance
telling him that his desire to become a disciple would be fulfilled, but asked him to await his
spiritual guide from the west.
Hafiz Gulab Shah continued, “I became restless and was anxious to see the venerable face. I
saw him in my dream and felt a kind of relief. After three years the same face appeared in a
dream and said that my spiritual guide has arrived and asked me to meet him in the Sarai (rest
house) to enroll myself as his disciple. Hearing the glad tidings I opened my eyes in a state of
frenzy and anxiety, wending my steps in the short hour of the morning, I reached the Sarai and
enquired from the watchman about the arrival of our Saint. Without replying he opened the
door and told me to find him myself. I inspected every room and could not find him. Suddenly
from a different room I heard a voice saying, “Gulab Shah, you have come after all. I am here.”
When I peered into the room I was stunned to see a noble youth of angelic face sitting on bare
ground in deep contemplation. I ran, fell on his feet and with folded hands pleaded, “Oh Leader
of mankind and Guide of the world, help a sinner and vagabond like myself deviating from the
right path by taking me in your fold as your slave. In reply the Saint said, “You are with me
from the dawn of the world and if such in your desire take the oath of allegiance on my hand.”
After the oath of allegiance I heard our Saint remark about the transient worldly life advising
to adhere to path of rectitude and concluded saying, “God willing we’ll meet again.” I humbly
pleaded that it is not proper for such an eminent person to stay in an ordinary rest house and
accompanied me. His only luggage was a solitary blanket which I carried on my head.
The public of Agra learning of his stay with me came in large numbers and became his
One day in the late afternoon our Saint expressed his desire for a kite flying session. Some time
elapsed in securing it and in the night it was flown quite unsuccessfully. Artlessly smiling our Saint said that the kite has disappointed us and is not in mood to reach higher altitude. But it
was a marvel what effect it had on others. Meanwhile Mir Altaf Ali still a young man later on a
Hakim of celebrated fame came to our Saint accompanied by his father and became a disciple,
Addressing them to lead a life of purity invoking Divine blessing.
Khalipha Maulvi Bakhshi Sahib of Agra recounts his experience thus, “One day I noticed an
unusual crowd in the house of Hafiz Gulab Shah Sahib and imagining it to be some bridal
occasion went to see it. On entering the house I was stunned to see a noble youth seated
dressed in simple clothes. His dignified face suffused with “Inner Truth” looked a personality of
awe and respect. When I greeted him he returned it in a jovial mood and asked me close
questioning where I had been since the past two days. I replied that I was unlucky to have
wasted two precious days and promised to be at his service day and night. In the evening he
asked me to take my leave but I declined to lose his company and accompanied him as far as
Kutghar where he advised me to go to the tomb of Shah Vilayat Sahib and distribute the rest
among the poor and deserving. Saying this Sarkar Waris proceeded to Fatehpur Sikri.
For thirteen years Khalipha Maulvi Bakhshi Warisi spent his life as a sweeper of Hazrat Shah
Vilayat Sahib’s tomb. When our Saint returned from Mecca from his third journey he reached
Agra and thus the object and aim of Khalipha Maulvi Bakhshi Warisi was fulfilled. By Our
Saint’s command he came to Deva Shareef on foot and remained there permanently in a room
at the sacred shrine and left this world permanently in 1311 Hijrah.
The next journey of Saint Waris‐e‐Pak was towards Hardadal from Fatehpur Sikri where he
remained the guest of Thakur Panjam Singh Warisi. Some of his Rajput friends came to meet
our Saint. During the conversation there was a reference about Bharatpur and its subsidiary
states and our Saint praised the benevolent and generous attitude of the chief of Hardadal
towards the poor and needy.