Mathuramohan Biswas (1817-71)—Son-in-law of Rani Rasmani, one of the Master’s earliest and most distinguished devotees, his first supplier of provisions. Born in Bithari village of Basirhat sub-division, ancestral home in Sonabera village near Satkshira of Khulna district, the surrounding land being part of his estate. Having married the Rani’s third daughter first, came to be known as “Shejo (Third) Babu”, married her youngest daughter after the death of his first wife (1832). Took charge of the Rani’s vast estate after the death of his father-in-law Rajchandra (1836). Attracted by young Gadadhar at Dakshineswar appointed him priest. Increasingly conscious of the young priest’s sublime spirituality, deeply devoted to him and allowed him to practise spiritual disciplines freely, releasing him from the responsibility of formal worship. Introduced him to Rani Rasmani who was wonderstruck by the exalted spirituality of the young priest. Mathur Babu aided and facilitated his spiritual pursuits, ensured his well-being in every way, even when at Kamarpukur. Fulfilled his every wish, took him on pilgrimages, and regarded him as his Ishta. At his behest summoned an assembly of scholars to determine the essential divinity of the Master. Mathur took refuge at the Master’s served feet and was convinced that his own well-being and worldly prosperity depended on the grace of the Master. To please him he performed the extremely expensive “Annameru” ceremony (1864), served holy men as directed by him, took the Master to Ranaghat, his own home at Sonabere, Navadvip, Kalna, and other places spending huge sums of money to satisfy the Master’s whims. During Durga Puja at Janbazar took the Master there and the latter slept between Mathur and his wife at night. Ultimately Mathur attained selfless devotion as the result of whole-hearted service to the Master for 14 years. Told the Master, “I want the dust of your feet to cross the sea of the world” (Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, Vol.1, p. 324). The Master had promised Mathur that even after the latter’s death he would remain at Dakshineswar as long as Mathur’s son and wife lived and kept his promise. Mathur died on 16.7.1871 and his wife and Dwaraka, his son, died before the Master left Dakshineswar. Mathur had made provisions for the Master’s residence at Dakshineswar and remuneration on a permanent basis (Swamijike Jerup Dekhiachhi, p. 233).