In March 1981, at the inauguration of Shri Sai Baba Mandir at Vidya Nagar ( Andhra Pradesh , India ), a publication entitled Dattatreya was brought out, in which the divine stories of many saints who blessed our country were include. In his article " The Great Four " , Pujya Masterji Acharya Bharadwaja recalled the divine mission performed in perfect harmony and cooperation by four mahatmas, who are contemporaries of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. These four saints are Swami Samarth of Akkalkot, Sri Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon, Hazarat Tajuddin Baba of Nagpur and Sri Dhunivala Dada. After this first introduction of Tajuddin Baba, Masterji published a series of articles in the SAIBABA , A Telugu fortnightly giving a biographical sketch of the great saint and his leelas. Later the same was published as a book in Telugu. Though the manuscript of the English version was finalised by Masterji as early as 1978, it could not be published during his life time. On persistent request of the devotees that this manuscript should be available for wide dissemination, this book is being released on the auspicious occasion of the Birth anniversary of Pujya Masterji.
In Masterji's own words, "A diligent study of lives of saints, their acts and teachings would educate all aspirants to transcend the vicious, narrow barrier of religion and race and identify a true Sadguru."
"Let uplifting thoughts come to us from all directions."
Smt. E. Alivelu Manga Tayaru
October 30, 1999