In 1911 Holy Mother returned from her South Indian pilgrimage and went to Jayrambati for Radhu’s wedding. Swami Saradananda, Yogin-ma, Golap-ma, and others were present during the marriage ceremony. The Mother was pleased and relieved when Radhu was married and went with her husband to Tajpur. The evening when the newly married couple left, Swami Saradananda was in a jovial mood. He praised Brahmachari Jadu for his untiring work in arranging Radhu’s marriage. Swami Ishanananda recorded:
There was a heavy rain and thunderstorm in the evening and Brahmachari Jadu prepared a smoke for Sharat Maharaj. Imitating the East Bengal accent, the swami humorously said: “Jodo, if you can collect 108 podyo(lotus) now and offer them at the feet of the Mother, then you will receive her unlimited grace and blessings in one day and you will achieve the result of your daily worship with podyo. You are a Bangal [a man of East Bengal known for tenacity] and this will be a test of your devotion and enthusiasm.”
Although Jadu had worked hard for Radhu’s wedding, disregarding the rain and muddy roads, he had picked some lotuses every day from a pond and offered them at the feet of the Mother. When Sharat Maharaj made that comment, Jadu immediately left in search of more lotuses. It was pitch dark and raining heavily, with lightning and thunder. Concerned, Sharat Maharaj got up and called him: “O Jodo, O Jodo, please come back.” But the stubborn Jadu did not pay any heed to that call.
Holy Mother finished her kitchen work and was seated on her cot with her feet dangling. Someone told her about this incident but she did not say anything. After an hour Jadu returned, drenched with rain, with 108 lotuses from a pond one mile away. He offered those lotuses at her feet and bowed down to her. The Mother blessed him by placing both of her hands on his head. Sharat Maharaj remarked: “Well, let His will be done. I hope he does not get sick.” I heard that after some time, Jadu contracted malaria, and after suffering for a while, he passed away in full consciousness in the hospital of the Ramakrishna Mission at Kankhal.