One day in 1886, Suresh Chandra Datta went to see Sri Ramakrishna at the Cossipore garden house to seek initiation from Him. Seeing the fragile condition of the Master, Suresh could not bring himself to ask for initiation.
After Master’s passing he lamented and passed the nights in prayer and meditation on the bank of Ganga. One night he fell asleep while crying to God on the river bank. Before daybreak the next morning he got up and saw Sri Ramakrishna come out of the water in his luminous form. Upon approaching him, the Master uttered a mantra in his ear. As Suresh was about to take the dust of Sri Ramakrishna’s feet, He disappeared. Thus did Sri Ramakrishna initiate a devotee even after leaving his physical body.