Swami Shivananda told the following story of Balaram’s death:
The passing away of each of the devotees of the Master is a wonderful event. The departure of Balaram Babu was equally wonderful. His disease had taken a serious turn, and all were anxious. One day he went on repeating, ‘Well, where are my brothers?’ When this news reached us we hurried to his house at Baghbazar. We ourselves stayed by him and nursed him. For about two or three days before his passing away he would not allow any of his relatives to come near him; he wanted only us to be near at hand. The little that he talked was about the Master alone. One day, before the final departure, the doctor came in and declared that he was beyond cure.
At the last moment we were seated around him, while his wife stricken with unspeakable grief, was in the inner apartment with Golap-ma, Yogin-ma, and others. Just then she noticed something like a piece of black cloud in the sky, which became denser by stages and began to descend. Soon it assumed the shape of a chariot and alighted on the roof of Balaram Babu’s house. The Master came out of that chariot and proceeded towards the room where Balaram Babu lay. Soon after, he issued forth, taking Balaram Babu by hand, and entered the chariot again, which then ascended and vanished in the sky. This vision raised her mind to a very high plane where there could be no touch of grief or sorrow. When she returned to normal state she related this to Golap-ma, who came to apprise us of the fact. BalaramBabu had passed away just a little while before.’