Swami Nishchayananda was a disciple of Swami Vivekananda. He along with Swami Kalyanananda established the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital at Kankhal near Hardwar. The two swamis led a great life and were known for their service, austerities and spiritual experiences.
Swami Nishchayananda’s disease took a bad turn in the month of October 1934 and he became completely bedridden. Swami Kalyanananda came to the bedside of his dear brother and prayed with tears in his eyes, ‘Brother Nishchay, may you recover soon by the grace of the Lord!’ A few days before his passing away Swami Nishchayananda instructed his attendant: ‘Arrange three chairs side by side in front of me and burn incense sticks.’ After being helped to sit up, Swami Nishchayananda offered his salutations with folded hands in the direction of the three chairs. He did the same looking towards the portrait of Swamiji that hung on the wall. After this he closed his eyes and meditated for some time. Thereafter he again lay down. Later Swami Kalyanananda asked for whom the chairs had been kept, and Swami Nishchayananda said: ‘Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother, and Swamiji had come to see me. The chairs were for them.’
After a few days Swami Nishchayananda beckoned his attendant to help him sit on the bed and his gaze steadily fixed on Swamiji’s portrait on the wall. The portrait was brought down from the wall and placed before him on a raised pillow. With the image of his guru close to his heart Swami Nishchayananda entered into final meditation, never to return anymore.