27 OctoberSuren Bose offered Nolini-da a few flowers along with the Bengali translation of The Life Divine, Part Two. Nolini-da asked him how old he was, since it was his birthday. He said he was seventy-eight, remarking that he was the same age as Nolini-da.
Nolini-da said: "I am only seventy-three. You are much older than I, but I am glad that you are keeping good health."
"It is all the Mother's Grace. I just recovered from a most serious illness."
Sri Chinmoy, A service-flame and a service-sun, Agni Press, 1974