At first a well-known wrestler of Baghbazar and a hired goonda whom once Yogin-Ma’s hostile brother Hiralal had engaged to scare away the Master from Yogin-Ma’s house during his visit to her. Having seen the Master and heard his words, Manmatha saluted him and in tears, admitted his guilt. The Master asked him to go to Dakshineswar and, having gone there twice, was transformed after receiving his grace. “The Master had bestowed the sacred thread on him” (Smritisanchay, p. 67). Referred to as Manmatha Bhattacharya in the Srima Darshan (5.51– 53). Had visited Dakshineswar dressed up fashionably and the Master treated him as a pal. A devotee of Shiva, told the Master of the miraculous manner of his procuring bilva leaves for worship of Shiva. Had a close friend named Priyanath and subsequently repeated the name continually as advised by the Master (ibid). Visited the Baranagore Math once (1890) in an exalted spiritual state. “Manmatha used to live in his maternal uncle’s house near Siddheswaritala in Baghbazar. A lock of hair on his head was full of lice. If the lice, fell off his head, would put them back there,” so said Swami Shivananda (Udbodhan, 85.8.435). After receiving the Master’s grace lived for ten years, dying of cholera. Swami Akhandananda’s Smritikatha (pp. 42-47) gives an exhaustive account of Manmatha.