Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Visit from Tilak
One day... a dignified looking Marwari arrived and asked to speak to Aurobindo. I requested him politely
to come back in an hour. He was stubborn.
"Well, let me sit here in the drawing-room and chat with you. An hour
will pass quickly...
Barely fifteen minutes had passed when Aurobindo Babu slowly came down the stairs...
Recognizing the visitor from a distance he cried happily: "Tilak, it is you!"
I gave a start. Balgangadhar Tilak!
I bowed down at his feet and apologized. He took my hands close to his chest and said: "Forgive you for what? You have not done anything wrong."
"Why did you not tell me at once that you were Balgangadhar Tilak? I would have called him down."
"I knew that. But I was aware that Aurobindo was resting."
From Memoirs of Abinash Chandra Bhattacharya