A few weeks after Maharajji's mahasamadhi, a stranger came to the Hanuman temple in Lucknow.
He questioned the priest about the beads he wore around his neck, and the priest replied they were tulsi beads that Maharajji had given to him.
The stranger said that he knew Maharajji and thought that he was a great soul.
He asked to be shown around the ashram, and upon entering the bedroom kept ready for Maharajji, the man pointed to an urn sitting on the bed and inquired about it.
The priest realized that the man didn't know about Maharajji's mahasamadhi. He told him that the urn contained ashes from Maharajji's cremation.